Venous insufficiency is a condition that affects your veins and can lead, without appropriate intervention, to serious complications. Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins’ natural valves become insufficient, or leaky, allowing blood to flow backwards towards the feet. Varicose veins have an estimated prevalence between 5% and 30% in the adult population, with a female:…

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