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What is Venous Reflux?

Venous reflux occurs as a result of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency takes place when the one-direction valves within the veins become weakened or damaged and fail to pump the blood properly back to the heart. As a result, the blood will flow backward (reflux) in the vein, causing blood to pool, which in turn causes […]

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Is Your Job Putting You at Risk for Vein Disease?

Prolonged sitting while at work has been linked to vein problems Many of us work at jobs that require long periods of sitting or standing in one position. Perhaps you spend your day working at a computer. Maybe you’re a manicurist, a bus driver or a checkout clerk at a store. All of these jobs […]

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The Basics on Veins

Your body is made up of many different systems that help it to function properly. The circulatory system is one of those intricate systems. Within the circulatory system are arteries and veins. The arterial system pumps blood throughout the body, transporting nutrients, hormones, carbon dioxide, oxygen and blood cells to the organs and other tissues. […]

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What is a Venous Ulcer?

Venous ulcers can occur when there is insufficient blood flow from the legs. When the valve in the vein does not function properly, blood pools in the veins and can seep into the surrounding tissue. The tissue becomes damaged and hardens, usually resulting in skin discoloration and sores. These ulcers do not always arise when […]

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