Venous Insufficiency

Signs and Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency

Although many people consider varicose veins and spider veins a cosmetic problem, they can be signs of another, more serious condition. Venous insufficiency, or vein disease, occurs when the valves inside the veins fail, which hinders the circulation of blood from the limbs back to the heart. Blood pools in the veins, causing what most people recognize as varicose veins.