Do you live with painful, heavy, aching or restless legs? Have you noticed changes in the appearance of your legs, such as varicose veins or spider veins?
If so, you may have venous reflux, which can develop into chronic venous insufficiency, a more serious form of vein disease that can significantly impact one's quality of life. Watch the video below to learn more.
This progressive medical condition, in which the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs and potentially leading to these signs and symptoms.3,4
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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