Duplex Ultrasonography is the essential tools for evaluating patients with varicose vein disease. While there are other evaluation techniques, ultrasound is the preferred method of examining venous physiology and anatomy. Moreover, Doppler ultrasound is also used to assess the effectiveness of minimally invasive varicose vein treatments.
Have you begun to notice veins becoming more visible below the surface on your face? They might have been fine pink or red lines at first but have become darker over the last few years. You might have Telangiectasias, more commonly known as spider veins. They are small broken or widened blood vessels that appear individually or in small groups near the surface of the skin. While they are more common on the arms, chest, back, and legs, they can also appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose.
Why being over weight may lead to varicose veins, and more.
It may be common for doctors to inform their patients of the inherent risks of being over weight, however, there are certain risks less obvious and often hidden to both physician and patient in the form of varicose veins. In fact, not only are patients suffering from both varicose veins and issues with their weight less likely to properly diagnosis their underlying vein disease, these patients may actually be more difficult to treat.