How Do I Know If I Need Vein Screening?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
Sometimes it’s shocking to hear the statistics around people with varicose veins or vein disease. Do you know that about 24 million Americans have varicose veins and about 6 million Americans have advanced problems that are caused by vein disease? If you are worried about your veins and vein health, then we may recommend a vein screening. Let’s take a closer look at this procedure.
What Is Vein Screening?
Before your vein screening, you will be encouraged to drink a lot of water and avoid caffeine during the day of your appointment. During your screening, you will stand on a raised platform for about 25 minutes while one of our registered vascular technologists uses an ultrasound machine to view your veins and detect any signs of venous insufficiency.
There are a lot of indications of people who may want to undergo or need to undergo some sort of vein screening test. Typically, we encourage patients who have any of the following to consider a screening:
- Use Tobacco
- Varicose Veins
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Restricted Mobility
- Prior history of DVT or blood clots
- A family history of DVT or pulmonary embolism
- Estrogen Use
- Undergone certain Cancer therapies
- Congestive heart failure
- Acute Infection
The great news about vein screening is that your insurance may cover it. Additionally, another great thing about it is that it’s fast and pain-free. If you want to learn more about vein screening and whether or not it’s right for you, schedule a consultation at our Fort Worth or Cleburne office and call us at 817.235.0769.
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