Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are the visible purple/blue veins seenon the surface of the skin. Spider veins are not essential to normal function. A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins including heredity/genetics, pregnancy, hormonal shifts and occupations or activities that require prolonged standing or sitting. It is estimated that nearly half of adult women in the United States have spider veins. Men also get spider veins. Patients seek treatment of spider veins because they do not like their appearance or because spider veins can cause symptoms such as aching and throbbing.
What Is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?
Medicine that is specially formulated for use in veins is skillfully injected by a physician into the abnormal vein (these are veins that are too tortuous/curvy for the heat sealing procedure.Ultrasound guidance confirms correct needle placement and flow of medication. This treatment is often used in conjunction with ablation. Patients who receive a combination of endovenous ablation, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and phlebectomy typically have significantly better relief of symptoms than patients who merely receive one type of treatment. This is because both large AND small diseased veins are treated leaving only healthy veins. Contact Us now for more inquiries.
Deep Vein Thombosis
When you cut yourself or get a bruise, you can see the injury almost immediately, and you likely feel a painful warning you that you need to seek treatment. But what if you have an injury or health condition that you can’t see? Do you know what steps to take or how to treat the problem?
Unlike some conditions, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) isn’t visible to the naked eye because the issue occurs inside the deep veins of your body. However, this condition can cause pain and swelling that can limit your ability to perform your daily routine.
At Elite Vein & Hair Restoration in Canton, MI, we specialize in treating DVT so you can live as pain-free a life as possible.
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition where blood clots form in your body’s deep veins. Usually, these clots form in your legs. If left untreated, the blood clots can break loose, lodge in your lungs, block blood flow, and cause a pulmonary embolism.
Risk factors for developing DVT include:
- Being pregnant
- Taking birth control pills
- Being obese or overweight
- Having cancer
People who are on prolonged bed rest or are paralyzed may also develop DVT more easily.
If you notice swelling and pain in your legs, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. If you experience any of the following symptoms, however, seek medical attention immediately:
- Bloody coughs
- Chest discomfort or pain that worsens when you cough or breathe deeply
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid pulse
To treat DVT, your doctor will run a series of tests (such as an ultrasound, blood test, MRI or CT scan, and venography). Then, he or she will prescribe blood thinners, filters, clotbusters, or compression stockings to treat the condition.