An NC Vein Doctor Publishes a New Article on Varicose Veins and Genetics -

An NC Vein Doctor Publishes a New Article on Varicose Veins and Genetics

An NC Vein Doctor Publishes a New Article on Varicose Veins and Genetics

July 24, 2015. Winston-Salem, NC. Novant Health Vein Specialists, a leading NC vein treatment center, is announcing the publication of a new article on the likelihood that people with a family history of vein disease will also have vein disease, and strategies to prevent varicose veins from developing. According to the Winston-Salem vein center, varicose veins do have a strong genetic component.

NC vascular doctor Dr. Ray Workman of Novant Health Vein Specialists explains, “There are three main causes of varicose veins: aging, genetics and lifestyle factors. While genetics do play a role, it turns out that living a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a regular exercise program and a healthy weight and not smoking can go a long way towards preventing the occurrence of varicose veins – even if a patient is genetically inclined to get them.”

Dr. Workman goes on to suggest that one preventive option an NC vein doctor can offer is prescription compression stockings. These stockings help stimulate circulation in the legs and can help prevent the onset of vein disease or slow its progression. However, compression stockings won’t eliminate existing varicose veins. For that, patients need to visit a Winston-Salem vein clinic for a quick and minimally invasive treatment.

For more information on vein disease and genetics, and preventing vein disease, visit the clinic’s website at

Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Varicose veins result from malfunction of their one-way valves which normally promote the return of blood from the extremities back to the heart. Blood backs up in the veins increasing the pressure against the vein walls resulting in bulging veins. More than just a cosmetic nuisance, however, varicose veins can lead to leg pain, swelling and discoloration.

Many people are unaware of the affordable, effective treatments available to eliminate varicose veins. Modern advances in technology have expanded treatment options to include techniques such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser therapy. All of these procedures are well tolerated. They are performed by a highly skilled vein doctor on an outpatient basis with most patients able to return to work the next day.

About Novant Health Vein Specialists

Novant Health Vein Specialists is a respected provider of customized, state-of-the-art care for vein disorders in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Their expertly trained and caring team of health professionals is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of vein care. The center offers advanced and minimally invasive therapies to treat a wide range of vein conditions. Dr. Ray Workman leads the medical staff. He and his 5 partners, Dr. R. Bradley Thomason, Dr. Steve Motew, Dr. Phillip Moore, Dr. Joel Deonanan, and Dr. Shawn Fleming are all board certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery. They are board certified vascular surgeons offering full service vein treatments in Winston-Salem, including sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous ablation, venous stenting, complex venous ulcer management, and pelvic congestion syndrome.

Novant Health Vein Specialists
Tel. 336-791-4010

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