Vascular check-ups for patients with varicose veins

Varicose veins (varices) are a degenerative disease of the vein wall in the leg veins that predominantly affects women. Their development is favored by risk factors such as pregnancy and obesity, but also lack of exercise or hereditary predisposition.

Affected people often complain of hot, heavy, or aching legs and significantly lose their quality of life. Possible complications include edema, skin changes, bleeding, and dangerous thrombosis.

If you suffer from varicose veins, a whole spectrum of treatment options is available to you. The prerequisite for this is a thorough diagnosis. Essentially, the vascular check-up consists of three steps:

01. Anamnesis

The main questions asked here are about previous illnesses, current complaints, and family history (varicose veins, thromboses, and other diseases).

02. Physical examination

Visible varicose veins, edema, eczema, ulcerations (ulcer formations), and palpable subcutaneous hardening are clear indications for the specialist of chronic venous insufficiency.

03. Duplex sonography

The vein structure is precisely visualized by ultrasound. The physician obtains information about the diameter and permeability of the vessels as well as the functionality of the venous valves. Based on the examination results, we can make suitable therapy suggestions.