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
Venous reflux disease is progressive - symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated.
Are You a Candidate?Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux disease, including:
- Family history
- Heavy lifting
- Multiple pregnancies
- Standing Profession
Using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), your physician will determine if venous reflux is present. Speak with your physician about determining your candidacy for the Closure procedure.