Understanding Venous Disease


To better understand venous disease, it is important to know the purpose and functions of the veins in your body. Healthy veins pump blood back to the heart through valves that stop the blood from flowing in the opposite direction. Sometimes these valves become weakened allowing blood to flow backward and pool inside the veins. The result is a high pressure build-up inside the veins leading to venous disease.

Venous disease takes several forms. To learn more about a specific disease, click on a link at the bottom.

  • Varicose Veins
  • Reticular Veins/Spider Veins
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer
  • Frequently Asked Questions