Understanding Venous Reflux Disease
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. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
- Varicose Veins
- Swollen limbs
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Skin changes and skin ulcers
Superficial venous reflux disease is progressive — symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated.
The Venous System Anatomy
The venous system is made up of a network of veins, including:
- Superficial veins- veins located close to the surface of the skin.
- Deep veins- larger veins located deep in the leg.
- Perforator veins- veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins.
The Closure procedure treats venous reflux disease in superficial venous system, often the underlying cause of painful varicose veins.
Are You a Candidate for Vein Therapy?
Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux disease, including:
- Family history
- Multiple pregnancies
- Standing profession
One goal of Pura Vida Vein Center and Wellness Spa is to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment. We will diagnose varicose veins, spider veins and other complex and vein or skin abrasion issues for free! Then we will give you more information about treating the areas of your body which need repair.
We currently serve the great Omaha, NE area and we’re delighted to do so. If you live elsewhere and feel we can help you, call us to make an appointment at 402 493-7873.
We have expertise and proven our work for the most effective, safe, and cost-efficient care possible for patients with both health and cosmetic concerns related to vein disease. Our philosophy is to provide the best quality care with friendliness, empathy, and compassion.