Lear More About Poor Circulation
Poor circulation can sometimes be associated with chronic venous insufficiency. Your arteries transport oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body while your veins return de-oxygenated blood back to your heart. When the veins in your legs cannot deliver enough blood back to your heart, you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). CVI is also sometimes called chronic venous disease (CVD).
When you stand, the blood in your leg veins flows upward, against gravity, to bring blood back to your heart. For blood to reach your heart, your calf muscles must compress the veins in order to move blood upwards. One-way valves in your veins keep blood flowing in the right direction. When your calf muscles relax, the valves close preventing blood from leaking backwards or pooling. Prolonged sitting or standing can lead to damaged vein valves and backwards flow of blood in your veins.
If you think that you may be experiencing poor circulation symptoms, you may have CVI or another issue with your circulatory system. The specialists at Vein911 can help identify and diagnose what may be the cause of your poor circulation.