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Genetic Cause For Varicose Veins

Many patients ask their provider this question, “why did I get these horrid varicose veins?”
That is often followed by a clarification phrase. “I know my father (mother etc) had them, but why me?”

The answer may be an inherited FOX C2 gene mutation (Full name Fork Head gene domain).
It promotes and manages terminal rather than segmental development. It is also known as the “winged helix.”

There are 50 FOX genes within the human genome. Fox A-P with 1-4 subclasses etc. More may be discovered.

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What is a Venous Stasis Ulcer? How Can Your Treat It?

My name is Ken Seifert, M.D. I work at Optima vein care and I will be publishing in this blog to help inform the public about the work we do and the help we can provide you with your varicose and spider veins.

One of the worst problems caused by valvular incompetence is the development of venous stasis ulcers. In the presence of valvular incompetence, the pressure in the venous system is high when the person is standing and that reduces blood flow from the arteries to the veins through the capillaries and reduces nutrient the oxygen supply to the skin, particularly at the level of the ankles. Over a time period of several months, the skin dies and an ulcer develops. Here is a picture of a venous stasis ulcer.

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MOCA™ Varicose Vein Treatment Using the Patented ClariVein® Catheter

MOCA™ varicose vein treatment using the patented ClariVein® catheter is a new endovascular technique for the treatment of venous reflux disease.
It is the first venous ablation technique to employ a hybrid (dual-injury) technique built into 1 catheter-based delivery system.
1. Endomechanical abrasion of the vessel endothelia is produced by the tip of the catheter’s rotating wire (mechanical component).
2. Endovenous chemical ablation is induced simultaneously by the injection of a sclerosant drug sprayed from the tip of the catheter as it is pulled back.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Complete Overview

Anatomy

There are two basic types of veins in the leg:

a) Superficial – just under the skin in the subcutaneous fat.
b) Deep – surrounded by the deep muscles of the leg.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) concerns the deep veins of the leg. Typically divided into above knee (AK) and below knee (BK) DVT due to treatment differences.
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Spider Vein Treatment: Best Practices

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My name is Ken Seifert, M.D. I work at Optima Vein Care and I will be publishing in this blog weekly to help inform the public about the work we do and the help we can provide you with your varicose and spider veins.
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Spider Vein Treatment Facebook Special

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Spider Vein Injection Sclerotherapy

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My name is Ken Seifert, M.D. I work at Optima Vein Care and I will be publishing in this blog weekly to help inform the public about the work we do and the help we can provide you with your varicose and spider veins.
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Sclerosant Spider Vein Treatment

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My name is Ken Seifert, M.D. I work at Optima Vein Care and I will be publishing in this blog weekly to help inform the public about the work we do and the help we can provide you with your varicose and spider veins.
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