What are Varicose veins?

Varicose veins are swollen, blue, or purple veins that usually develop on your lower legs. While unsightly, they’re also a sign of vascular health issues. 

The veins in your legs have valves that help push your blood back up to your heart. Varicose veins form when those valves are damaged or weak, which makes your blood flow less efficiently or even leak backward. Your blood can pool in the vein, and over time the vein swells and bulges, forming a varicose vein on your leg. 

While you might want to have your varicose veins treated for cosmetic reasons, the vascular health issue that causes them also causes other symptoms such as:

You might want to brush these symptoms off as merely annoying, but it’s essential to talk to a cardiothoracic surgeon about your varicose veins as they could be a sign of a more serious vascular health issue.

REDI Diagnostics is a leading provider in Varicose Vein treatment. Don't wait any longer if this is something affecting you. Schedule your appointment by calling 201-773-4255.

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