Veins are present all over the body, and function as the return pathway for deoxygenated blood from the tissues back to the heart. Veins are elastic and tend to stretch so that they can push the blood back up to the heart against gravity. This means that as we age our veins become thinner by being overworked for many reasons such as weight gain, pregnancy, and hormonal changes.
Veins can be prone to developing specific conditions like varicose veins causing pain, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and reflux. The lower part of the body, mainly the legs, suffer from these venous conditions since the blood is pushed back up against gravity- which requires a lot of work. At Windward Vein our specialists under Dr. Wong are ready to help you relieve these vein conditions. Set up an appointment with Dr. Wong at our vein care center to catch these venous conditions early.