What You Can Learn From Vascular Imaging

Ultrasound scan of legs for varicose veins Your veins are a catalyst for ensuring every part of your body receives the nutrients. Vein health is critical to your total wellness, and understanding how well they’re functioning can make a difference in your health. Vascular imaging is a tool many health professionals utilize to help patients keep up with their vein health, and it can teach you many things about your body. Here are a few things that vascular imaging can teach you and how our office uses it to help you stay healthy.

Take a Thorough Look At Your Body

Your veins function in a similar way to a highway. The veins are how oxygen and nutrient-rich blood find their way around your body. Vascular imaging helps you get a close look at how your veins function and if there are any problems that require attention.

Identify Blockages

Since vascular imaging allows health professionals to look inside your body, it can pinpoint blockages that may present themselves in your veins. Not only is finding blockages essential, but it can be life-saving. Blockages in your veins can lead to many significant health concerns, some of which can include

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism 

Identifying and addressing blockages can play a pivotal part in handling these conditions, and vascular imaging makes it possible to catch them and get them under control.

Identifying Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Veins that don’t provide adequate circulation can have far-reaching consequences. Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition where blood in your leg veins flows backward instead of back to your heart. This condition can be painful and impact your quality of life. Vascular imaging plays a critical role in determining if your veins aren’t functioning efficiently, allowing our healthcare professionals to create a plan to treat it.

Our Vascular Imaging Techniques

 Here at Metropolitan Vascular Institute, we take your vein health seriously. We have many options at our disposal that can help take a closer look at your vein health and help them to perform their best. Please contact our Waldorf office if you have questions about your veins and want to learn more about vascular imaging. Schedule a consultation by calling us today at (301) 374-8540.

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