You know what varicose veins look like from the outside: strings of lumpy bulges snaking down your legs. But what do these uncomfortable bumps look like from the inside?
Veins are like highways for your blood. And every vein is a one way street, leading blood back to your heart. To keep blood flowing in the right direction, each vein contains valves. These valves close if blood attempts to flow the wrong way.
The trouble begins when valves are not closing properly allowing blood to slip back through the valve and pool inside the vein. The pooling of blood may stretch the vessel, causing the characteristic bulging of a varicose vein.
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