Veins are part of the circulatory system. Blood is pumped by the heart through the arteries under high pressure and then returned back to the heart through veins under low pressure. Veins have one-way valves that prevent blood from moving away from the heart and pooling in the feet. When these valves wear out, blood can pool in the feet and lower legs leading to increased venous pressure, which eventually can cause swelling in the legs, and can cause the veins to dilate.
The Vein Program at the University of Arizona treats varicose veins, venous ulcers and other related conditions using non-invasive procedures when possible.
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