Varicose veins are usually the result of malfunctioning valves throughout the large veins of the legs and can have a significant impact on quality of life.
Patients suffering from venous insufficiency can experience:
Risk Factors for developing varicose veins or venous insufficiency include:
Varicose veins and venous insufficiency can be diagnosed based on a thorough clinical exam and a non-invasive venous ultrasound.
Depending on the extent of the problem, varicose veins can be managed or treated in a number of ways.