Varicose and spider veins on your lower extremities not only are unsightly but can be indications of unseen severe medical problems.
A screening exam of your veins can help your physician diagnose if there are problems below your skin’s surface that need to be further addressed with a comprehensive treatment program.
Vein centers offer vein screening prior to discussing treatment options for your varicose veins. Here are 3 reasons why you should schedule one today.
Reason 1 – Vein Screening is Non-Invasive
Vein screening is a non-invasive process to analyze if your veins are functioning properly. At the vein center, your vein screening will begin with a medical history. After this, a doppler ultrasound examination will be conducted to analyze if blood flow in your veins is normal.
This procedure requires no anesthesia or incisions or preparation and is an important first step in your vein treatment.
Reason 2 – There are Potential Risks of Having Untreated Varicose Veins
Untreated Varicose Veins can lead to the development of serious medical problems. These complications can include developing painful ulcers of the leg, developing additional skin changes and even potentially developing serious blood clots in the deep veins of the legs (DVTs).
Vein screenings can determine the severity of venous problems and help the patient understand the importance of proper treatment.
Reason 3 – Determining if You Have Venous Insufficiency
Varicose veins can lead to a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency that occurs when the small valves in the veins become damaged leading to pooling of blood in the legs.
This causes the veins to swell which leads to varicose veins and chronic leg swelling. Vein screening can help determine the best way to deal with this condition and with your varicose veins.