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In order to understand vein disease, you must first understand the purpose of the blood vessels in the body.
The heart pumps the blood through the arteries out to the organs and tissues. Because the heart is a very strong pump, blood in the arteries is under very high pressure; like a garden hose. After the blood goes through the organs and tissues, it has very little pressure left to get back to the heart. Veins are the blood vessels that carry the blood back to the heart. Valves in the veins keep the blood flowing in the right direction. When the valves become weakened, the blood actually backs up in the veins and has trouble getting out of the legs and back to the heart.