Varicose Veins Are Not Always Visible to the Naked Eye

An estimated 80 million Americans suffer from a vein-related condition. Since most veins lie deep under the skin’s surface, vein disorders are not always visible to the naked eye. As a result, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms that might reveal an underlying vein condition such as

Underlying Vein Problems are Not Visible to the Naked Eye


A duplex ultrasound examination can be done to properly diagnose varicose veins and underlying vein conditions. An ultrasound uses sound waves to create pictures of the blood vessels inside your body. The ultrasound exam, which is painless and takes fewer than 30 minutes, allows a trained specialist to examine your venous system to determine if your symptoms are connected to a vein-related condition. The good news is that many vein conditions can be easily treated. Often, you just need to look beneath the surface to get moving in the right direction.