Venous reflux, or vein insufficiency, occurs when weak or damaged valves allow blood to flow backward. This condition occurs most frequently in the veins of the legs. These valves work with coordinating leg muscles to push depleted blood back to the lungs and heart. Though deep veins may experience venous reflux, this condition is more common in the superficial veins, or those veins that are close to the surface.
Symptoms of venous reflux disease often result in additional vein conditions, and include:
• Tired, weak legs following long periods of standing or sitting
• Skin ulcers
• Itching or burning
• Varicose or spider veins
• Darkening of the skin
• Changes in skin texture
• Swelling of the legs or ankles
• Leg pain
Symptoms of venous reflux disease may present gradually or suddenly. To ensure quick, effective treatment and minimal downtime, the doctors at Goldman Vein Institute recommend speaking to a vein specialist at the first sign of venous reflux.
According to recent studies, women are 10% more inclined to experience venous reflux disease based upon the prevalence of varicose veins. The decline of venous valves is often the result of several factors, including:
• History of leg blood clots
• Multiple pregnancies
• Family history
• Sedentary lifestyle
Our board-certified phlebologists at the Goldman Vein Institute diagnose vein insufficiency using upright duplex ultrasound to ensure accuracy.
Over 72% of all patients who receive venous reflux treatment are women around the age of 48. At the Goldman Vein Institute in Florida, we provide vein disease treatment for both men and women at our state-of-the-art vein clinics. Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman work closely with our valued patients to ensure personalized vein disease treatment.
We provide various treatment options for venous reflux disease, including endovenous laser ablation and visually and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. At the Goldman Vein Institute, we believe in providing our patients with trusted, reliable treatment options that focus on the source of vein disease.
Our board-certified vein doctors are dedicated to the treatment of vein disease, which is often caused by venous reflux disease. In our south Florida offices, we treat vein insufficiency beyond the cosmetic level, which reduces the likelihood of recurrence and further complications.
Our offices are located throughout south Florida in the communities of Jupiter and Wellington. Plan a consultation with Dr. Goldman or Dr. Varghese-Goldman through our online patient contact form to learn more about the treatment options available for venous reflux disease.