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What is duplex ultrasound for chronic venous insufficiency treatment?

Duplex ultrasound for chronic venous insufficiency treatment is the most effective diagnostic procedure used to determine if your varicose veins are caused by underlying venous insufficiency. Before we describe Duplex ultrasound, it’s important to explain chronic venous insufficiency. Healthy veins consist of vein valves that act like one-way doors, allowing blood to flow towards the heart but preventing it from flowing backward to your leg veins. When the vein valves collapse, there’s no mechanism in place to ensure smooth blood circulation to the heart. As such, the force of gravity acts upon your blood, which causes blood to flow backward and pool in your leg veins. Over time, as more blood accumulates in your leg veins, your vein valves dilate and expand, leading to the formation of spider veins and varicose veins. When seeking chronic venous insufficiency treatment or deep vein insufficiency treatment, the vein doctor must first diagnose the root cause of spider veins and varicose veins. That’s where Duplex ultrasound comes in. During the Duplex ultrasound procedure, the vein doctor will use vascular imaging to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins on a screen. The vein doctor will examine the direction of blood flow to determine if you’re suffering from venous reflux or venous insufficiency. Once they have diagnosed deep vein insufficiency, the vein doctor will recommend the ideal venous veins treatment.

How would I know if I am developing venous insufficiency? What are the signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition, i.e., it gets worse with time. Initially, you may not even know that you have venous insufficiency. The initial signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency may even resemble signs of aging, which is why venous insufficiency is an extremely under-diagnosed disease. Are you wondering, “how would I know if I am developing venous insufficiency?” The initial warning signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency include restless leg syndrome, leg pain, leg heaviness, and frequent leg cramps. If you notice any of these signs and symptoms, you must consult a vein doctor for a Duplex ultrasound. Over time, your venous insufficiency will get worse, and you’ll suffer from severe complications of vein disease, such as profuse bleeding from varicose veins, skin discoloration, skin disease, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis. Most of these complications and symptoms of venous insufficiency occur because of the breakdown of blood cells or the lack of blood circulation in your legs. The breakdown of blood cells leads to the formation of beefy and patchy red spots on your skin. The lack of blood circulation in your leg veins also leads to skin discoloration, and it prevents wounds from healing, which leads to leg ulcers.

What are the types of varicose veins? What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

There are three prominent types of varicose veins — trunk varicose veins, reticular varicose veins, and thread varicose veins. Trunk varicose veins are large dilated blood vessels that bulge out of the surface of your skin and look like a twisted and knotted mass of ropes. Reticular varicose veins are large and dense blood vessels that may or may not bulge out of the skin. Thread varicose veins, also known as spider veins, are dense clusters of blood vessels that appear on the surface of your skin but without protruding outwards. Varicose veins are often accompanied by signs and symptoms of vein disease, such as restless leg syndrome, leg pain, and frequent leg cramps. Over time, your varicose veins may be so dilated that they’ll be prone to bursting, which would lead to unstoppable and profuse bleeding. When your varicose veins burst, you have to be taken to the emergency room immediately.

What is the treatment for varicose veins?

Once your vein doctor has determined that you suffer from varicose veins, they will need to curate a deep vein insufficiency treatment. Radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal are the best vein reflux disease treatments. During radiofrequency ablation, the vein doctor channels thermal energy through a catheter to destroy the diseased saphenous vein. During endovenous laser ablation, the vein doctor uses a laser fiber hooked to a catheter (endovenous laser) to channel laser energy into the diseased saphenous vein. During VenaSeal, the vein doctor injects a medical adhesive into the diseased saphenous vein to fuse its vein walls, shutting it down. All of the best varicose vein treatments use different methods to shut down the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the diseased vein collapses, the accumulated blood may reroute to healthier veins, restoring smooth blood circulation to the heart. Meanwhile, the collapsed and diseased saphenous vein hardens and gets absorbed by the body.

What is the treatment for superficial venous disease?

Superficial venous disease generally refers to superficial varicose veins or spider veins, i.e., visible veins on the surface of your skin without underlying chronic venous insufficiency. After the primary varicose vein treatment, the vein doctor will use ambulatory phlebectomy or sclerotherapy to treat superficial varicose veins and spider veins. During ambulatory phlebectomy, the vein doctor will physically remove the superficial varicose veins from the surface of your skin. During sclerotherapy, the spider vein doctor will inject a medicine called sclerosant in your spider veins, sealing their vein walls, which will turn them into scar tissues that eventually get absorbed by the body.

Schedule Deep Vein Insufficiency Treatment

Vein Treatment Clinic Houston is the best clinic for vein insufficiency treatment in Houston, Texas. Dr. Calvin Jung, our vein doctor, will use Duplex ultrasound to diagnose the root cause of superficial venous disease and curate the best vein reflux disease treatment. For more information, please schedule an appointment for deep vein insufficiency treatment today.

Summary:-

Duplex ultrasound for chronic venous insufficiency treatment is the most effective diagnostic procedure used to determine if your varicose veins are caused by underlying venous insufficiency. During the Duplex ultrasound procedure, the vein doctor will use vascular imaging to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins on a screen. The vein doctor will examine the direction of blood flow to determine if you’re suffering from venous reflux or venous insufficiency. Once they have diagnosed deep vein insufficiency, the vein doctor will recommend the ideal venous veins treatment. The best deep venous insufficiency treatment procedures are radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal. Vein Treatment Clinic Houston is the best clinic for vein insufficiency treatment in Houston, Texas. Dr. Calvin Jung, our vein doctor, will use Duplex ultrasound to diagnose the root cause of superficial venous disease and curate the best vein reflux disease treatment. For more information, please schedule an appointment for deep vein insufficiency treatment today.