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Venous Hypertension

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What is Chronic Venous Hypertension?

High pressure in the veins of the legs is called Chronic Venous Hypertension. Chronic venous hypertension may be due to venous insufficiency, a condition where the blood leaks downward due to the effect of gravity through leaky one-way valves. Chronic venous hypertension may also be due to obstruction in the veins because of obesity, previous venous thrombosis (clotting), or compression of abdominal or pelvic veins.

What are the symptoms of Chronic Venous Hypertension?

Symptoms of chronic venous hypertension may include swelling, pain, tenderness, venous stasis skin changes, or venous leg ulcers. Diagnostic evaluation includes lower extremity venous color duplex ultrasound and sometimes other imaging such as CT or MRI scans specially performed to evaluate the veins of the legs, pelvis, or abdomen.