Veins are responsible for returning blood to the heart. But when they become damaged, and are unable to return blood effectively, they can cause complications throughout the body, including increased pressure on vessel walls and pooling of blood in the legs.1
Several types of deep venous disease (DVD) conditions exist including venous compression, deep venous obstruction (DVO), deep venous insufficiency (DVI), nonthrombotic iliac vein lesions (NIVL), popliteal entrapment syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome.2 Each condition leads to the compression of veins in different parts of the body and can be either acute or chronic.
Over time, these conditions can lead to chronic swelling and various vein problems and can put you at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Learn more about the deep venous disease symptoms and how DVD can be treated.