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What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Last updated 5 years ago

Varicose veins are a common form of chronic venous insufficiency and affect over 20 million individuals in the United States. This condition occurs when the one-way valves in your veins become weakened or compromised, allowing the blood to pool within the vein walls and ultimately causing them to become varicose.

In this video, the Society for Vascular Surgery provides an overview of chronic venous insufficiency. Superficial varicose veins are those that are easily seen under the surface of your skin and usually do not cause complications. Deep varicose veins that are near your bones and arteries, however, put you at greater risk for various health consequences. Learn more about the signs of varicose veins by watching this full clip.

Reduce your risk of health problems and show off your legs by contacting Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at (212) 204-6501 today. We offer a number of treatment options for both spider and varicose veins.

 

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