Superficial Veins & Deep Veins

Superficial veins are veins that are located in the fatty layer. Deep veins tend to run deeper in the body, near through muscles, in the deep cavities of the body with an adjacent artery, explains Dr. Chaminda Jayanetti, Vascular Surgeon with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Varicose veins tend to make veins larger and function less effectively in the role of returning blood back to the heart. Venous diseases can affect patients’ lifestyle, because it can make them feel less active, more tired, less energetic and it can cause a lot of problems in the skin and vein thrombosis, he says.

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