The Vein Center provides treatment for varicose veins and venus insufficiency.
What are varicose veins?
Veins that have lost their effectiveness become rope-like, bulged, and thickened. A swollen vessel is known as a varicose vein and are a result of increased pressure from reflux. Common cause of varicose veins in the legs is reflux in the thigh vein called the great saphenous, which leads to pooling in the vein.
What is venous insufficiency?
Common condition that results from decreased blood flow from the leg veins up to the heart, with pooling of blood in the veins. Valves in the veins keep blood flowing toward the heart. When the valves become weak and do not close properly, the blood flows backwards - commonly called "reflux".