A NC Vascular Doctor on the Health Benefits of Doing Something to Improve Your Appearance

NC Vascular DoctorDr. Ray Workman, a NC vascular doctor, explains how doing something to improve your appearance can also improve your overall health.

What do Winston-Salem residents need to know about varicose veins and health?

The best vein doctors in NC are very aware of the aesthetic problem of varicose veins. They are just plain ugly. However, even more important to a NC vascular doctor is the fact that they can cause real health problems if not treated in a timely manner

You see, varicose veins develop when the little valves inside our veins stop working properly to move the blood up the body from the feet, against gravity, to the heart. When these veins deteriorate, due to age, genetics, or lifestyle factors, gravity leads the blood downward, where it can pool in the legs, feet, and ankles. The veins with extra blood can swell, leading to the thick, ropy appearance of varicose veins. Initially, they may seem like merely a cosmetic issue, but if left untreated not only will they not go away, they can get worse and can cause real health problems. Symptoms such as aching and a heavy feeling are common, and varicose veins can lead to leg ulcers, which are painful and slow to heal. Finally, varicose veins increase your risk of blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can break free of their place in the leg and travel to the heart, lungs or brain. There they can become a deadly embolism.

Treatment restores both the health and beauty of your legs

A visit to a NC vascular doctor is the solution to both the unsightly nature of varicose veins and to the symptoms that accompany them. There are several highly effective and minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, all of which can be performed right at our NC vein treatment center, with no need to go to a hospital, spend the night, or experience lengthy recovery times. These treatments include sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and endovenous ablation, and all of them can improve both your appearance and your overall health. The right treatment for you depends on the location and extent of your vein disorder, and a simple venous health exam is the first step to selecting the most appropriate and effective treatment for you. The exam includes a medical history interview, a visual examination of your legs, and a painless ultrasound exam to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin. Using ultrasound ensures that even the “invisible” varicose veins deep in the legs are treated, which helps prevent them from recurring in the future.

So to get started on restoring the health and beauty of your legs, give us a call at 336-245-4890 or go online to schedule.  We’ll be happy to meet you.

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