What is venous reflux disease?
Healthy leg veins have valves that keep blood flowing to the heart. Venous reflux disease, also known as chronic venous disease, develops when the valves stop working properly and allow blood to flow backward (i.e., reflux) and pool in the lower leg veins. If venous reflux disease is left untreated, symptoms can worsen over time.
As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms such as:
•Leg pain, aching or cramping
•Leg heaviness and fatigue
•Ulcers, open wounds or sores
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, call the Vein Center of South Central Mississippi at 601-649-5931 to schedule an appointment time for a FREE vein screening.