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Varicose veins are often misunderstood as simply a cosmetic issue, but when left untreated, they can progress into a more serious condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).1
Venous Reflux Disease: Why It Matters and How It's Treated - (02:09)
Watch this video to learn more about varicose veins and the importance of treatment.
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Healthy leg veins have valves that keep blood flowing to the heart. Vein disease develops when the valves stop working properly and allow blood to flow backward (i.e., reflux) and pool in the lower leg veins.
The goal of treatment for vein disease is to reduce or stop the backward flow of blood.
The following may be prescribed to treat your varicose veins. Your doctor can help you decide which treatment is best for you:
With proper treatment, the progressive symptoms of vein disease are preventable.
Without treatment, signs and symptoms may progress and significantly impact quality of life, and lead to venous leg ulcers.1
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Eberhardt RT, Raffetto JD. Chronic venous insufficiency. Circulation. 2014;130:333-346.
Gloviczki P, Comerota AJ, Dalsing MC, et al. The Care of Patients with Varicose Veins and Associated Chronic Diseases: Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. J Vasc Surg. May 2011;53(5 Suppl):2S-48S.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Conditions and Diseases. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/chronic-venous-insufficiency. Accessed May 14, 2019.