Iredell Health System's vascular program includes vascular surgery,
interventional vascular procedures and a comprehensive wound care center.
Our physicians work together creating a comprehensive program where patients
benefit from everyone's expertise.
Vascular physicians are fellowship trained to diagnose and treat all conditions
of the arteries and veins outside the heart and brain. They also manage
conditions of the lymphatic system.
Dr. William Newton III, MD of Wake Forest Baptist Health practices in Statesville and performs procedures
at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Some of the conditions he treats are peripheral
artery disease, venous disease, aneurysms and lymphatic disease.
Dr. Charles DeBerardinis treats patients with the latest technology for spider vein removal right
in his offices in Statesville and Mooresville, NC and can even get rid
of spider veins in one treatment. Whether the spider veins are on your
face or legs, you don't have to live with them any longer.
Varicose veins affect more than 25 million Americans. These bulging, twisting
veins can make you self-conscious about baring your legs. And sometimes,
they limit more than your fashion choices. Without lifestyle changes or
treatment, varicose veins may lead to more serious health conditions.
Signs and symptoms of varicose veins include:
- Aching pain that may get worse after sitting or standing for a long time
- Throbbing or cramping
- Rash that's itchy or irritated
- Darkening of the skin (in severe cases)
- Restless legs
Many factors increase a person's chances of developing varicose or
spider veins. They include:
Increasing age. As you get older, the valves in your veins may weaken and not work as well.
Medical history. Being born with weak vein valves increases your risk. Having family members
with vein problems also increases your risk. About half of all people
who have varicose veins have a family member who has them too.
Hormonal changes. These occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Taking birth control
pills and other medicines containing estrogen and progesterone also may
contribute to the forming of varicose or spider veins.
Pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the amount of blood in the
body. This can cause veins to enlarge. The growing uterus also puts pressure
on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery.
More varicose veins and spider veins usually appear with each additional
Obesity. Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can
lead to varicose veins.
Lack of movement. Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder
to pump blood to your heart. This may be a bigger problem if you sit with
your legs bent or crossed.
Sun exposure. This can cause spider veins on the cheeks or nose of a fair-skinned person.
Make an appointment with
Dr. Charles DeBerardinis, interventional cardiologist with Iredell Health System, and take control
of your vein health.
738-A Bryant Street, Statesville, NC