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AFTER THE VARICOSE VEINS ARE DESTROYED, HOW DOES THE BLOOD STILL CIRCULATE IN YOUR LEGS?

It’s important to note that there are two types of veins in the legs – one type is a superficial vein (just under the skin, e.g. saphenous vein) and one type is a deep vein, which carries the great majority of your blood back to the heart. Varicose veins only affect the superficial veins, as they rely on their one-way valves for blood to flow in the right direction. After the varicose veins are ablated (destroyed), the blood travels up the deep, healthy veins. These are the veins which are functioning well, and help blood to circulate around the body.

Question asked by Maurice on 17th August 2017.

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