As the most common cause of varicose veins, venous reflux can be described as improper functioning of the circulation in the legs. In other words, the valves inside your veins that are responsible for sending blood back up to the heart are no longer functioning, causing blood to accumulate in the legs. Venous reflux may be noticed cosmetically as bulging or ropey veins; or it may be felt physically such as an aching or pain. It is important to see a doctor if you feel you may have venous reflux. When left untreated, it may lead to circulatory issues or venous ulcers.
The image on the left below shows a healthy vein valve with correct blood flow. The image on the right depicts a damaged vein valve and incorrect blood flow.
If you are experiencing aching and pain in your legs, call Hamilton Vein Center today to schedule your consultation with our vein specialists. We are dedicated to our patients and the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease with vein treatment centers in Houston including Sugar Land, Bellaire, Kingwood, Katy, Clear Lake, The Woodlands, Lake Jackson, and Willowbrook. In Austin, we are located in Round Rock and South Austin.
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