Vein Facts:

Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

June 14th, 2014

Role Heredity Plays in Varicose Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 14, 2014

A normal and healthy leg vein contains one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards. If these venous valves or the walls of the veins weaken or malfunction, blood may start to leak and flow away from the central circulation and toward the pull of gravity. This causes varicose veins, which are swollen and enlarged. One out of every two...