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 disease, which can develop into chronic venous insufficiency, a more serious form of venous disease that can significantly impact one's quality of life. Watch the video below to learn more.
Venous Reflux Disease: Why It Matters and How It's Treated
In this progressive medical condition, 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
Now that you’ve seen the impact of venous reflux disease — and how it can be treated —find a doctor near you who can help you understand this misunderstood disease, and learn how to take action.
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