Medical Minute: Venous Reflux Known as Varicose Veins

In this video below, Dr. Jaryd Stein explains Venous Reflux, also known as Varicose Veins.

What causes Venous Reflux?

Venous reflux is also known as chronic venous insufficiency. Some people refer to this condition as varicose veins.

Venous reflux is a disease where the veins no longer function appropriately. Over time, due to multiple conditions such as standing all day long, sitting at a desk, pregnancy, or various other factors, the veins bulge. Veins have a series of valves within the vein itself that allow the blood to flow in only one direction. Over time, as these veins dilate, the valves no longer function in the same way. As a result, the blood flow in these veins doesn’t go only towards the heart, but now starts pulling the legs against gravity, thus increasing the pressure in the veins. This causes a multitude of symptoms such as weakness, burning, itching, restless legs, aching, and discoloration of the veins.

Symptoms you may see with Varicose Veins:

  • Burning or itching
  • Weakness
  • Heavy feeling in the legs
  • Restless legs
  • Aching
  • Discoloration of veins

Contact Precision VIR for more information or a consultation with Dr. Jaryd Stein or any of the vein experts at Precision VIR.