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Effect of exercise on leg veins

Effect of exercise on leg veins

The calf muscle acts as a pump for leg veins. Healthy veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood when the calf muscle is relaxed. In damaged veins the valves do not close. Blood flows backward through the vein and damages vein walls.

Posted in on January 30th, 2016.

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