Video Spotlight- What are Varicose Veins?

You may know what varicose veins feel like. They are achy, swollen and extremely sensitive. They look like twisting swollen cords that can be purple or blue. When a vein becomes varicose the valve leaflets that prevent the blood from flowing backward aren’t working properly. The blood then flows backward and enlarges the vein by increasing the pressure within the vein itself. This causes swelling that forms the visibly bulging veins.

Check out this video to learn more about varicose veins:

Dr. Merchant and Dr. Daake can diagnose varicose veins in a simple physical examination and develop a treatment plan to give you exceptional results. Visit or call (775) 329-3100 to learn more about treatment options and make an appointment.


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