Moms, dads, and varicose veins. Let’s look at the studies
Genetic research has progressed significantly in the past several years, decoding the human genome (the set of instructions found in DNA) to reveal the causes of chronic vein disease and varicose veins. These studies show “a strong body of evidence indicating that heredity
plays an important role in the etiology (cause) of this condition.”1
While exploring why varicose veins seem to cluster in families, one study showed that 42 percent of women with varicose veins reported a positive family history compared with 14 percent without the disease.2
Other risk factors are still rooted in heredity
While other risk factors associated with varicose veins were also found, including age, sex, pregnancy, raised body mass index in women, and obesity, studies show that many individuals exposed to these risk factors do not develop the disease. The research concluded that these “so-called environmental risk factors may also contain substantial genetic components.”2
Honor family with a gift they actually need
Since over 40 million Americans suffer from vein disease, the chances are that someone in your family tree, including your kids, suffers from venous insufficiency (vein disease).
And because most cases are undiagnosed, you must help them understand that unchecked vein disease is likely to progress into more serious health conditions, such as skin changes and ulcers.
That is why we offer the Friends & Family VIP Program.
CVR’s Friends and Family Program
If you suffer from leg discomfort, swelling, restlessness, and bulging varicose veins, the chances are that your family members do too—and they may not know that venous insufficiency (vein disease) is the cause!
Joining our Friends & Family Program is a great way to help connect with your family about their health— and earn rewards for your good deed! Just by signing up for our Friends & Family Program, you’ll receive 20 percent off our online compression store. When your family member attends their first CVR appointment, you’ll earn points toward gift cards for the nation’s most popular retailers (think Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and others).
Scheduling online is easy
Sometimes it’s not convenient to speak to a live scheduler. And sometimes, you don’t have the time or simply don’t feel like making a phone call. That’s okay because we make it easy to schedule your appointment whenever it suits you.
Click here to schedule your appointment online.
Scheduling by phone
Of course, our patient services representatives are available to answer your questions and help you schedule with a CVR vein expert near you. Call 1-800-FIX-LEGS.
1. Phlebology: The Journal of Venous Disease, “Evidence for a genetic role in varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency.” 2012 Oct;27(7):329-35. doi: 10.1258/phleb.2011.011030. Epub 2012