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What is venous reflux disease?

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Okay, what is venous reflux disease? Venous reflux disease describes a physical phenomenon in the veins of the lower extremities. The normal circulation, the blood flow is upwards from the bottom up towards the heart. When a person suffers from venous reflux disease, this blood circulates in both directions due to failure of valves in the veins. This increases the venous pressure, dilates and elongates the lower extremity veins, a condition known as varicose veins. Varicose veins, if left untreated, produce symptoms such as swelling, heaviness, skin discoloration, eczema, inflammation, and eventually, to ulceration, if left untreated.

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