Basically, the function of our veins is to transport blood from various part of the body to the heart and lungs. In cases of venous diseases, the inner walls of the vein of our legs are debilitated and the smaller valves are damaged.
What are venous diseases?
There is a steady movement of the blood from the legs back to the heart in the case of an active, normal veins. The valves within the veins are responsible for stopping the blood from flowing back into our legs and feet. However, our veins get worn out and experienced problems.
The blood settles in the legs if the circulation is not functioning properly and this is known as venous insufficiency. The veins have a hard time in bringing blood back to the heart from the legs and feet. These are brought about by various ailments in the vein, which are normally caused by varicose veins and blood clots.
Fortunately, there are options in treating these vein disorders. For the simple ones, patients are advised to wear medical compression stockings and prescribed medications. And in conditions that are serious, surgery is advised. There are cases when the placement of a venous stent is required.
Venous stent placement is the method used in angioplasty. Angioplasty is the process of implanting a balloon-tipped catheter within the clogged vessel or vein through imaging techniques to boost the blood flow. And this is possible through the placement of the venous stent. A tiny metal mesh tube or a stent will be put inside the narrow clogged vein to keep it dilated.
Stent placement in the veins is minimal in cost and have a lower risk compared to other procedures. Moreover, the process is not that invasive and does not need a general anesthesia, only a local anesthesia, thus, the patient does not have to stay long in the hospital. And soon after the procedure, you will be able to go back to your day-to-day activities.