Vein Disorders

Thousands of people suffer from painful and unsightly venous disorders, such as varicose veins, venous ulcers, and spider veins. These occur when valves inside those veins become damaged, and blood is unable to travel against the force of untitledgravity and return back to the heart. This condition is known as venous insufficiency. Blood then begins to "pool" in the legs and causes the walls of the veins to stretch out and become varicosed. Over time, varicose veins can cause symptoms of pain, cramping, heaviness, fatigue, itching, and burning. If this problem persists and worsens, varicose veins may cause swelling, ankle discoloration, and ulcerations. Some patients may experience symptoms of itching and burning when red, purple, or blue spider veins begin to appear close to the skin’s surface.

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