Step one on the road towards varicose vein solutions in Rogers is identifying that you’ve got vascular problems. But you’ve done that. You’ve seen material on the venous insufficiency symptoms to look out for and know something’s up. What’s next?
Well, that’s simple: testing.
In this blog, we will review vascular screening and how to prepare for testing. That way, you can pursue varicose vein solutions in Rogers with confidence!
The First Step To Recovery: Screening
Your Ozark Regional provider will apply a water-based gel to the area being screened. This helps the ultrasound transducer make secure contact with the body. It also helps eliminate air pockets between the transducer and the skin that can block the sound waves from passing into your body.
Your provider will sweep the ultrasound transducer over the areas of concern, repeating the process multiple times to get a complete picture. They may also angle the sound beam from a different location to better see an area of concern.
Most vein screening exams are painless, fast, and comfortable. This is especially true of the vascular imaging at the Ozark Regional Vein & Artery Center. There is usually no discomfort from pressure as they press the transducer against the area under examination.
This examination usually only takes 20-30 minutes, though more complex exams may take more time.
How to Prepare for Screening
Fast before your screening
To prepare for a vein screening, don’t eat for 6-8 hours before your vein screening. This is to help us get the clearest sense of the actual state of your veins and arteries. Eating a big meal before your visit will throw off our ability to gauge the health of your blood vessels.
Besides restricting your eating and drinking, there is no other special preparation for a venous ultrasound!
That being said, we recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and leaving your jewelry at home. Since you may need to remove clothing or jewelry in the screened area, this policy helps to save you time. And who wouldn’t want to be as comfortable as possible during an ultrasound?
Take a deep breath
Lots of patients come to their vascular test in Rogers anxious and afraid of their results. That’s entirely understandable. Vascular healthcare can be very frightening, especially if you’re unsure what you’re dealing with. But make sure to take a deep breath. You’re not in this alone, and there’s no vascular condition that a little hard work can’t improve.
After all, that’s what the Ozark team is here to do! So remember: identifying the problem isn’t the end of your life; it’s the first step on your road to recovery.
Turn To The Ozark Regional Vein & Artery Center
Interested in varicose vein solutions in Rogers? Come to the Ozark Regional Vein & Artery Center. Our experience and growing suite of care options allow us to guide you toward lasting wellness solutions for a happier, healthier life.
We are a premier practice in Northwest Arkansas for all the highest-quality vascular treatments available. Dr. Haney, Dr. Stout, and the expert staff have over 75 years of combined experience in the industry. Patients come to us from across the country—from Fayetteville & Bentonville to Houston, Texas, & Springfield, Missouri—to ensure they receive the best concierge-level care.
After all, helping patients is what we do. And it is our mission to provide the patients of Arkansas and beyond with the absolute best care possible.
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