Duplex ultrasound combines Doppler flow information and conventional imaging information, sometimes called B-mode, to allow physicians to see the structure of your blood vessels. Duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to get images of your blood vessels. It also helps determine how fast blood moves through the vessels. It can also be useful to […]
Venous reflux disease refers to ‘leaky valves’ in the veins of the legs. Reflux may occur in the deep and/or superficial leg veins. The deep veins are those within the muscle; they bring at least 80-90% of the blood from the legs back to the heart. The superficial veins are […]
Leg cramps occurring at night (nocturnal leg cramps) are a common symptom of venous disease. In fact, in the San Diego Population Study, leg cramps were the second most common symptom in people with venous disease with a prevalence of 14.3%. Leg aching (17.7%) was the most common complaint and tired and swollen legs […]
What is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins? Are they the same thing? Spider veins and varicose veins both refer to dysfunctional, dilated leg veins but the main difference is the size of the veins. Spider veins are small, thread-like veins at the surface of the skin. They often appear in clusters or […]
#1 A feeling of heaviness or fullness in the legs that gets worse as the day progresses.
#2 Leg fatigue and tiredness in the legs, that also becomes worse by the end of the day and after prolonged standing or sitting. Some patients describes their legs as being ‘full of energy’ in the morning but are […]