Causes of Varicose Veins

Varicose vein is a disease process, explains Dr. Chaminda Jayanetti, Vascular Surgeon with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, with a digital imaging. He says the process starts with a structure called the valve of the vein. Valves can be dysfunctional for many reasons. Wear and tear can happen with aging or very intense activities. They also can be dysfunctional because of a trauma, obesity and hormonal effects.

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