Venous Reflux Disease in Stages
Venous reflux disease is an extremely common easily treatable disorder that affects millions of Americans. It can cause debilitating leg pain, dermatitis and even open ulcers. Vascular physicians treat this disease typically with vein ablations as well as a variety of other procedures. Below or the 6 classifications of vein disease.
Stage 1: Also known as C1: Small spider veins also known as “reticular veins” or “telangiectasias”
Stage 2: Also known as C2: Bulging or “exophytic” varicose veins
Stage 3: Also Known as C3: Swelling in the leg typically below the knee
Stage 4: Also knwon as C4: Swelling in the leg with associated skin color and texture changes
Stage 5: Also known as C5: Healed venous ulcer or wound, typically above the ankle
Stage 6: Also known as C6: Active venous ulcer or wound, typically above the ankle.
The first step in evaluating a patient with suspected venous insufficiency disease is ordering a venous reflux study. This is a very detailed ultrasound of all the veins in the legs that helps the vascular physician create individual treatment plan for his or her patient’s.To learn more visit: www.firstcoastheart.com#venousdisease #veindoctor #DrEdwards #DrSingh #FCHV #FirstCoastHeart #venousreflux #interventionalcardiology