An NC Vein Treatment Center on Serious Vein Problems - NHVS

An NC Vein Treatment Center on When Vein Problems Require Immediate Attention

vein treatment centerDr. Ray Workman of the Winston-Salem Vein Clinic helps us understand when vein problems can’t wait and require immediate treatment.

What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about the symptoms of vein disease?

Vein disease is the result of damage or deterioration of the little valves inside our veins. These valves are important because they help propel the blood from our feet all the way back up the body to the heart, against gravity. When they don’t work properly, the blood tends to pool in the lower extremities, causing swollen legs and ankles, and sometimes, requiring the immediate attention of an NC vein doctor. But how do you know when it’s urgent and when it’s not? Dr. Workman offers the following suggestions for when to make an immediate appointment at an NC vein treatment center:

  • You feel pain or a heavy feeling in the legs
  • Your swollen legs and ankles don’t clear up after a couple of days
  • You notice the beginnings of skin ulcers
  • You are obese and/or have a family history of vein disease and or DVT

These are all signs that you could be at risk of deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot, which is a very dangerous condition. This is because blood clots can break free of their place in the leg and travel to the heart, lungs or brain, and cause a deadly embolism. Many people don’t even know they have DVT, which is why it is important to get screened if you have any of the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis.

The other reason to get in touch with an NC varicose vein treatment center quickly is when your varicose veins bother you either aesthetically or physically. We have several safe, minimally invasive treatments such as endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy, which can quickly get rid of those varicose veins and all of their accompanying, annoying symptoms. We’re here to restore both the health and the beauty of your legs, so don’t wait before giving us a call at 336-245-4890 or go online to schedule.  You’ll be happy you did!


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