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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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