Superficial Venous Reflux Disease isn’t uncommon. More than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of venous disease.
What is Superficial Venous Reflux Disease?
Superficial Venous Reflux Disease (SVRD) is a medical condition affecting the circulation of blood in the lower extremities. Arteries are responsible for carrying blood around your body, away from your heart, while your veins take this blood back to your heart. Inside these veins are valves, which prevent blood from flowing back down through the veins. SVRD develops when the valves become “leaky” and blood pools in the leg preventing it from flowing back to your heart. When this happens, pooling blood can raise pressure in your veins, causing a range of problems.