Varicose veins are abnormal dilatation of normal veins. These can occur anywhere in the body. The most common form, which can occur in up to 60% of the adult population, is those found in the legs. The major cause is usually venous reflux disease in which the small valves within the vein fail and lead to higher pressures within the vein. Some common symptoms include large ropey veins just under the skin, multiple visible spider veins, swelling of the extremities, tired and achy legs and even chronic skin changes including ulceration.
At Mid-Florida Surgical Associates, we are experienced at treating patients with varicose veins.
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