What are varicose veins?

  • Enlarged, sometimes twisted veins that are close to the surface of the skin.

 

How do normal veins work?

  • Hundreds of one way veins valves direct blood up the leg toward the heart.

  • Gravity pulls blood back down the leg in reverse direction over the normal valve, causing the valve to close.

  • Normal valves keep downward-pulled blood from passing below the closed valve.

What causes varicose veins?

  • Gravity pulls venous blood  down the leg in a reverse direction over the abnormal vein valve.

  • The vein valve does not close normally due to vein valve injury, vein valve defects, or enlarged vein size.

  • Downward-pulled blood passes below the vein valve, and is called “venous reflux” or venous insufficiency.

 

What causes varicose vein symptoms?  

  • Increased blood and pressure in the veins force fluid into surrounding tissue, causing edema.

     

What are varicose vein symptoms ?

  1. Leg swelling, heaviness, aching, pain, or fatigue.

  2. Skin itching, burning, redness, discoloration, bleeding or ulceration.

  3. Sometimes varicose veins may  be present without symptoms.

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