At the St. Elizabeth Center for Vein Care, minimally invasive treatment options are available to those affected by varicose veins and spider veins.
Millions of people are affected by chronic venous insufficiency, a condition associated with varicose veins and spider veins (also known as venous reflux disease). This condition can be painful, limiting your quality of life. Let the specialists at the St. Elizabeth Center for Vein Care help. Our minimally invasive, outpatient vein procedures can motivate you toward the activities you enjoy. Many patients see symptom relief within two days, and are able to resume normal activities within a few days.
Understanding Venous Reflux Disease
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when these valves do not close completely, allowing blood to flow the wrong direction.
Risk factors include:
- Family history
- Multiple pregnancies
- Prolonged standing
- Burning or itching of the skin
- Heaviness and fatigue
- Leg or ankle swelling
- Pain, aching, or cramping
- Restless legs
- Skin changes
- Varicose veins
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