Varicose Veins: The Primary Sign of Superficial Venous Reflux
Your legs are made up of a network of veins. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs and lead to symptoms such as pain, swelling, swollen limbs, leg heaviness and fatigue, skin changes and skin ulcers, and varicose veins.
The following brief video explains how varicose veins form. If you are unable to view the video, you may read the explanation that continues below the video viewer.
Superficial venous reflux often results in varicose veins and other painful symptoms. Varicose veins are known for their distinctive blue color and bulging appearance the skin. They afflict an estimated 10%-20% of the adult population. In the United States, that translates into 20-25 million people, the majority of whom are women.
The Vein Clinic at Albany Surgical, PC is pleased to offer the VNUS Closure® procedure, in addition to other treatment modalities for comprehensive management of vein disease.
The Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative for many patients suffering from varicose veins of the legs.
The VNUS Closure procedure revolutionized varicose vein surgery, by providing a means to safely–and virtually painlessly–perform varicose vein treatment on an in-office basis. As illustrated by the before and after photos below, the results of the VNUS Closure procedure are often dramatic:
The vein surgeons of Albany Surgical, PC have performed hundreds of successful VNUS Closure procedures on patients from throughout south Georgia.