Vein Disease Treatment

Vein disease occurs when there is an issue regarding the blood flow in the veins. In most cases, this results from long periods of sitting or standing. Vein disease can also be caused by age, pregnancy, sunburn, hormonal changes, or injury.

It is important to note that not all vein diseases can be seen with the naked eye. Vein disease is rooted in unhealthy valves causing the blood to flow in the wrong direction, aggravating the veins, and thus leading to a straining or bulging appearance.

The two most common vein diseases are varicose veins and spider veins. A varicose vein is usually seen in the legs and appears bulging and rope-like, while a spider vein is smaller, thread-like, located in the face and legs just below the surface of the skin, and come in a multitude of colors. While anyone is susceptible to developing varicose veins, you are more likely to develop the disease if family members also have it, as it is hereditary. Spider veins can be found in men and women of varying ages but are more likely to be found in females.

Vein Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of vein disease include neuropathy, pain, swelling, rashes, open sores, itching, restless legs, discoloration, variegated and bulging veins, and visible spider veins, among others.

Vein Disease Diagnosis

Diagnosing vein problems is generally a non-invasive process. A detailed medical history, physical exam, and imaging that includes ultrasound or CT will be performed to accurately diagnose vein disease. The ultrasound will provide an image of the vein structure and detect the strength and direction of blood flow in the veins. Genetic factors play a role in developing vein disease, so it is important to get diagnosed early.

Dr. Jackson strives to pinpoint the issue at hand. However, further diagnostic testing may be needed for the nervous, circulatory, or musculoskeletal systems.

Vein Disease Treatments

Vein Disease Treatment

Vein problems can become more severe without treatment.  It is essential to see a doctor as soon as you have symptoms. There are several minimally invasive treatment options available once your condition has been diagnosed. Below are a few examples of vein treatments recommended and performed by Dr. Jackson:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Laser ablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Compression stockings
Dr. Jackson is treating a vein disease patient in an operating room at Ortho Plus

For your vein treatment, choose Ortho Plus in Oklahoma

Most vein conditions will not correct on their own, so early, accurate diagnosis and treatment with a doctor who specializes in phlebology is critical. Led by Dr. Jason Jackson, a board-certified phlebologist, Ortho Plus offers the latest in effective, innovative, and non-invasive treatment options to help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with vein disease. Instead of just treating the symptoms of your vein disease, Dr. Jackson takes a whole-patient approach to care, working to identify the cause of your condition through the use of advanced diagnostics, detailed medical histories and physical exams, and additional testing for other related systems in the body.

At Ortho Plus, you can receive all the state-of-the-art treatment options for your vein disease in a warm, personalized setting. Instead of waiting for a referral or getting shuffled around to various specialists within a large hospital system, you can work directly with Dr. Jackson and a friendly staff of professionals. We take most major insurances and offer easy cash payment programs with pricing that’s transparent and affordable. Schedule an appointment today and find out why it’s easy to trust Ortho Plus with your vein treatment.

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