Vein problems are common. Some estimates are that as many as 40 percent of Americans have some level of chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI.
Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in your legs struggle to send blood back to your heart. Normally, valves in the veins keep blood from pooling in your legs, but sometimes they fail to work properly.
Why do people develop venous disorders?
Sometimes a blood clot in the leg (deep vein thrombosis) damages the valves. Other common causes of vein problems include:Heredity—if you have a family history of... Read More