Unfortunately, the varicose veins of the lower limbs are not always visible. Patients often do not know that leg swelling is the late stage of the disease. If you want to take care of the venous walls, use prevention - check their condition with a Doppler ultrasound test.
How it’s done
Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless test of the vascular system, both arterial and venous. It facilitates imaging disorders of the vascular anatomy of blood vessels and blood flow, such as:
– carotid and vertebral arteries – diagnosis of diseases of the central nervous system such as cerebral ischemia (stroke, short-term consciousness, dizziness, blurred vision);
– arteries of the lower limb – diagnosis of ischemia of the lower limbs (i.e. critical limb ischemia, lower limb pain during walking);
– veins of the lower limbs – diagnosis of chronic venous insufficiency (lower limb varicose veins, oedema of the lower limbs, skin lesions of the lower limbs such as telangiectasia and varicose veins reticulate, the so-called ‘skin spiders’) and deep vein thrombosis, i.e. superficial vein thrombosis and deep vein thromboembolism;
– abdominal aorta and iliac arteries – diagnosis of ischemia of the lower limbs and the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (the disease is asymptomatic in most cases – the Doppler ultrasound examination is, therefore, the best screening test in the diagnosis of this potentially fatal disease).
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