An estimated 30%-40% of the U.S. adult population is afflicted with some type of vein problem, most often being conditions that impact the legs. In a normal vein, valves work to move the blood back to the heart. When valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins. This condition is known as venous insufficiency. While venous insufficiency is not considered a serious health problem, it can cause varicose veins, leg pain and swelling, skin discoloration and ulcerations – for both women and men.
The following services are provided at our Raleigh location only:
- Vascular Disease Management: Comprehensive diagnosis, prevention, and treatment including medical (drug) therapy and interventions.
- Offering on-site ultrasound, laboratory services and procedures.
Additional instruction will also be given to you on your medications and how to take your them, the action of medications on your Vascular Disease, side effects and how to reduce them, and when to notify your physician of adverse side effects.
Our caring and skilled staff will help you learn the signs and symptoms of potential complications such as:
- Feet that are cooler to touch
- Skin color changes in feet
- Presence of wounds or sores
They will help you know when to notify your physician of findings to avoid hospitalization or surgery.