- If your ultrasound was done in the sitting position or lying down. This could create false positives within your veins. All venous ultrasounds should be done in the standing position to ensure proper results.
There’s a misconception out there that vein disease is a cosmetic problem not requiring proper medical attention, however, vein disease is, first and foremost, a circulatory disease and frequently the result of genetics. If left untreated, varicose veins could lead to serious side effects, like deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcerations, restless legs and more.
Over the last decade treatment for varicose vein disease has made significant advancements. These advancements have improved efficacy rates and recovery time, reduced pain as a result of the procedure and allowed patients to seek treatment in the comfort of an out patient clinic setting. While there are a few very common procedures offered these days, one of the most popular forms of varicose vein treatment is known as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT).
Although many people are unaware of the extent and severity of vein disease, it is one of the most common to affect Americans today. Nearly a third of the entire U.S. population, more than 80 million people, suffers from the painful and unsightly disease.