Chronic vein disease is a common problem that affects over 25 million Americans. Vein disease is largely associated with heredity, but age and lifestyle factors can also have an impact. This condition results from a high amount of backwards pressure in the veins due to venous insufficiency.
In most cases, chronic vein disease stems from damage to one-way valves inside the vein. This damage prevents the valve from assisting in returning blood to the heart, leading to a back pressure problem in leg veins. Blood begins to pool, leading to varicose veins and spider veins.
An obstruction in the vein may also lead to chronic vein disease, particularly blockage caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If the varicose and spider veins are not treated, this can lead to DVT. Chronic scarring or venous compression can additionally lead to excessive tension in the veins of the lower ankle and leg.
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