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Vein Disease

Venous Reflux disease develops when the valves within the legs, that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart, become damaged or diseased. This common condition affects 75 million Americans, and if left untreated can become debilitating and in some cases life threatening.

Symptoms

Venous Reflux disease may not be visible to the naked eye. Common symptoms can include:

  • Pain in your legs (cramping or aching)
  • Throbbing
  • Heaviness
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Tingling sensation

Causes

It is estimated that approximately 80% of all Venous Reflux disease is due to patient heredity. Other key factors include:

  • A predominately standing or sitting profession
  • Normal aging
  • Hormonal changes
  • Excessive body weight
  • Previous pregnancy
  • Gender
Normal Varicose Veins

Healthy Valves

Diseased Valves

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Before-and-After Treatment

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Before and after pictures represent clinical models for illustration purposes.