Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins that appear on the surface of the skin on your legs.
The underlying cause of varicose veins is venous reflux disease, which occurs when the tiny valves inside your leg veins that control blood flow from your legs to your heart become damaged.
In addition to causing unsightly and sometimes painful varicose veins, left untreated, venous reflux disease can progress to create other more serious circulatory and skin problems in your legs.
Causes of varicose veins can include: Age, Pregnancy, Sex(Women are more likely to develop the condition.), Standing or sitting for long periods of time, Obesity, Family history.
To diagnose varicose veins, your doctor will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you’re standing to check for swelling. Your doctor may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs.
You also may need an ultrasound test to see if the valves in your veins are functioning normally or if there’s any evidence of a blood clot. In this noninvasive test, a technician runs a small hand-held device (transducer), about the size of a bar of soap, against your skin over the area of your body being examined. The transducer transmits images of the veins in your legs to a monitor, so a technician and your doctor can see them.
All procedures have the same goal: By removing or closing the varicose vein, blood will naturally take an alternative path to non-affected veins in your legs, which take over returning blood from your legs to your heart.
Our solution: The ClariVein device is a slim, thin catheter (tube) that your doctor temporarily inserts into the peripheral vasculature through a pin-sized entrance point. ClariVein®OC is several times smaller than other devices used in peripheral vascular treatments allowing the entrance point to be smaller.
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