You are more likely to have this condition if you are overweight or pregnant. Venous reflux disease can also be hereditary and run in the family. If you have had damage to your leg you can also be at risk for venous reflux disease. High blood pressure in the legs from a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise can lead to venous reflux disease. Our doctors at Southlake can treat venous reflux disease, so call and schedule your appointment today!
Before you can have treatment, you will need to first have an examination. Part of this exam may be an imaging test called a Duplex ultrasound. This looks at blood flow and the structure of the veins in your legs. It will check the speed and direction of blood flow in the blood vessel. After the evaluation, your doctor at Southlake will begin your treatment should it be deemed necessary.
A few treatment options for venous reflux disease are improving blood flow in your legs by keeping them elevated. Medicines that increase blood flow along with compression therapy may be viable options as well. A minimally invasive procedure known as an RFA may be recommended. A catheter is inserted and places heat on the vein, which closes the causing less blood to pool in your legs. Whatever treatment is right for you, the DOL doctors and Pain Management Doctors in Southlake will work with you to determine the best option for you, so call us today and schedule your appointment at Southlake! Our doctors will get you on the path to a brighter future!