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At the HealthEast Vascular Center, we specialize in evaluating and treating venous disease, varicose veins and spider veins. We offer medical options that treat your condition and improve the appearance of your veins.
How leg veins work
The job of veins is to help return blood to your heart. Leg veins have one-way valves that allow blood to travel up towards the heart, against gravity.
There are two types of veins in your legs:
- Superficial veins are veins that can be seen under the skin
- Deep veins are veins that are deeper in the legs and are covered by muscles
Both types of veins work together to carry blood toward the heart.
About venous disease
Venous disease (also called "vein disease" or "chronic venous insufficiency") is a common medical condition that can cause varicose veins and spider veins. It occurs when valves in the leg veins become damaged, allowing blood to pool in the veins. Women have a higher incidence of vein disease than men.
Diagnosing vein problems
To help make a diagnosis, your doctor may order a Duplex ultrasound. This is a simple, non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create pictures of your veins and blood flow.
Our board-certified vascular specialists treat simple to advanced cases. Treatments for vein disease depend on your condition and it's severity.
For treatment of other vein conditions, please call the Vascular Center at 651-232-2550 for details.