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If you are suffering from varicose veins or have been diagnosed with venous insufficiency in Houston, then you are likely to have some questions about how these problems with your veins developed. This video offers a simple explanation of how varicose veins form.

Varicose veins occur when the blood that should be pumped to the heart instead pools in veins, causing them to bulge. This can happen when chronic venous insufficiency leads to increasingly ineffective pumping of the blood. Typically, the valves in the veins that prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction fail, letting blood stagnate and accumulate. Fortunately, varicose vein treatment can alleviate the appearance of the bloated veins, which some people find unsightly, and treatment for venous disease can help to restore healthy blood flow.