Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in a person’s veins do not work properly. This means that the veins are less able to transport blood back to the heart.
Venous insufficiency is fairly common. According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, it affects up to 40 percent of people in the United States.
It is also usually chronic. This condition causes leg and foot swelling, varicose veins, and aching legs.
In this article, we cover the causes and risk factors for venous insufficiency, as well as how to diagnose and treat it.
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