A NC Vein Doctor Answers: Will My Varicose Veins Get Bigger if I Don’t Have Them Treated?

NC vein doctorNoted NC vein doctor in Winston-Salem, Dr. Ray Workman, explains what happens when you leave varicose veins untreated for too long.

What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about varicose veins?

Varicose veins are a symptom of vein disease, which occurs when the tiny valves inside our veins begin to break down, making them less able to propel blood back up the body from the feet to the heart. When this occurs, blood pools in the lower extremities, causing swelling, aching, and those oh-so-annoying varicose veins.

Left untreated, varicose veins might grow and multiply, as the blood accumulates in the legs and ankles. However, without a visit to an NC vein doctor or a Winston-Salem vein clinic, the consequences could be even worse. Untreated varicose veins can lead to deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which is a dangerous condition of blood clots. Those clots can move from the veins in the legs to the heart, lungs or brain, causing a deadly embolism. That’s why it’s so important to schedule a visit at a reputable NC vein treatment center for a venous health evaluation, if you have varicose veins.

We have several effective, minimally invasive procedures that will not only eliminate varicose veins but also restore the overall health and appearance of your legs, as well as eliminate any annoying side effects and reduce your risk of DVT. The first step to treating those veins is to schedule an appointment with NC vein doctor Dr. Ray Workman for a professional venous health assessment. At this visit, we’ll take a thorough medical history and examine your legs, possibly using painless ultrasound to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin’s surface. Then we’ll be able to suggest the best treatment modality for your specific condition, to quickly and safely eliminate those varicose veins and any accompanying side effects and risk factors.

So don’t take the risk and wait. If you have any questions about vein disease treatment or vein health in general, please call 336-245-4890 or go online to make an appointment at Novant Health Vein Specialists.

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