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Chronic Venous Disease: What to know

Posted at 2:50 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 15:50:43-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — For the October 25 edition of Central Texas Living Andrea Morgan spoke with Dr. Jay Radhakrishnan, founder and medical director of The Vein Doctors in College Station.

Vein disease of the legs is caused by the small valves inside the veins not working properly. Blood from your legs normally moves upward towards your heart, and when the valves are not functioning properly, some of the blood will move back down towards the feet. This is called "reflux" or "chronic venous insufficiency." Symptoms of "venous reflux" include aching, heaviness, fatigue, swelling, night cramps, restless legs, and in more advanced disease may even develop bulging varicose veins, blood clots and ulcers.

"Vein disease of the legs is a very treatable condition that is done in the office under local anesthesia, and is considered a medical problem- so insurance companies do cover the procedures that are required to fix these types of problems." said Dr. Radhakrishnan.

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