What is vein disease?
Venous disease is a blanket term describing how the vein valves function. You may hear similar terms like “venous insufficiency”, “venous reflux”, or even “leaking valves”. To put it simply, venous insufficiency means the valves in your veins are not functioning properly.
What causes vein disease and varicose veins?
Heridity Age Sedetary Lifestyle Prolonged standing Pregnancy
You can do many things to help prevent the development of vein disease and varicose veins. Eating a balance diet, quit smoking, exercise regularly, watch your weight, avoid prolonged standing, and wear compression socks.
What if I wait to treat my vein disease?
Prolonged procrastination in treatment can cause serious complications such as skin changes, bleeding varicosities, ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.
What will I expect from my office visit?
Once you check in, you will be escorted to our scanning room. You will be given a pair of paper shorts to change in to. You will have an ultrasound of your veins. Once the scan is over, the nurse practitioner or the doctor will go over your results on the same day. A plan will be made at that time for either follow up exams or future vein procedures. At anytime after your visit, you can call our office with questions.