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What Causes Venous Reflux Disease

Veins carry blood back to the heart. Your legs contain a network of veins. Superficial veins (near the surface of the skin) connect to perforating veins. Perforating veins carry blood from the superficial veins to the deep veins of the thigh and calf. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart.

Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing from the legs back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs, which can lead to
a progression of symptoms including:

  • Varicose Veins
  • Leg Heaviness and fatigue
  • Pain
  • Skin Changes
  • Swollen Limbs
  • Ulcers

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