Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. They happen when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or to pool. Symptoms can include aching legs, swollen ankles, and spider veins.
If you have varicose veins or experience leg pain and fatigue you may have venous reflux disease. Venous reflux disease develops when the vein valves that keep blood flowing from your legs to your heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs and result in dilated or varicose veins.
Venous reflux disease is a progressive medical condition and if left untreated, may worsen over time and develop into a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency.
Don't wait for your varicose veins to become something worse. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Vishal Rekhala to diagnose if your health is at risk and to see if you qualify for the minimally invasive ClosureFast procedure.