Millions of American men and women experience unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins every year. Valve damage and a lack of vein elasticity are to blame for many of these cases. Blood can pool when veins do not function properly, causing enlarged, bulging varicose veins. If the underlying issue is not treated, varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency may lead to serious complications, including difficult-to-treat leg ulcers. These symptoms can significantly decrease the quality of life. Speak with Dr. Chuback to learn more about how to prevent varicose veins, as well as find answers to your questions about varicose vein consequences and treatments.