What Are Varicose Veins?
Valves maintain blood flow to the heart in healthy leg veins. When the valves stop functioning correctly or the veins weaken, blood flows backward. It collects in the lower leg veins causing venous reflux disease, also known as Varicose Veins.
Venous reflux disease causes swelling, and the symptoms may worsen over time. Sometimes serious conditions such as pain, discomfort, ulceration, and hemorrhaging can result if not addressed.