Varicose Veins and How To Treat Them Interview with Dr Kevin Lingle




Varicose Veins and How To Treat Them!

By Dave Gluhareff & Interview with Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Lingle of Cardiologist Consultants of Danville, Virginia (Medical Pictures also provided by Dr. Kevin Lingle)


            I have known so many family members, friends, and acquaintances that have struggled with Varicose Veins for years and usually have no clue what to do with them or even what they are.  Most people including myself never really took the time to find out what they are, why people get them, and what to do about them personally or medically.  I’ve also had so many women and men I’ve trained over the years who have been unaware of their conditions yet we knew that our exercise and stretching helped them but did not take their Varicose Veins away. 


Most people are self-conscious about having spider veins and tend to cover-up their legs a lot and are not comfortable going to the pool or beach in a swimsuit around others.  Varicose Veins do negatively affect women and men socially and emotionally when they avoid fun and healthy activities like being outdoors in shorts or bathing suits.  Some people with Varicose Veins are so self-conscious they do not like to wear shorts for even casual events, working out, or even at a family cookout.  For years people have asked my professional option about their Spider Veins (Varicose Veins)… to which I really have had no good quality answer…well this lead me to speak with and question my good friend and client Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Lingle about this topic.  I wanted to find out what the real deal was with Varicose Veins and now I’m sharing our Q & A!


(Dave Gluhareff) Question: What are Varicose Veins?


(Dr. Kevin Lingle) Answer: Varicose veins, spider veins, or reticular veins are bulging, visible veins on you lower legs. These are called different things based on the size of the vein and are usually the outward signs of venous insufficiency.



(Dave Gluhareff) Question: Do you guys treat them?


(Dr. Kevin Lingle) Answer: Once the diagnosis of “venous insufficiency” is made with an ultrasound there are several treatment options ranging from increased walking, compression stockings, Sclerotherapy (injections of small spider/reticular veins…the Ad’s you see in all women’s magazines), Phlebectomy, and venous ablation. The ultrasound for diagnosis and venous ablations are preformed at DRMC; however the Sclerotherapy is usually preformed in our office. All treatments are very low risk and are done as an outpatient…most patients even return to work right after the procedure.



(Dave Gluhareff) Question: What is the best Treatment and Prevention for people to do at home?


(Dr. Kevin Lingle) Answer: Best treatment for varicose veins is increased walking, running or anything that causes the calves to contract.


^^ Above picture is progression of Disease if not treated. ^^


**For help with Varicose Veins, receive more information, or to setup a private consultation you can contact: **

Kevin C. Lingle, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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Physical Address: Cardiology Consultants of Danville - 158 Executive Drive Danville, VA


About Dr. Kevin Lingle:

Kevin went to college at Duke University and attended UNC Medical School with his internal medicine residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Kevin’s cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Kevin, his wife Kristin, and son Jack moved to Danville July 2013 where Kevin joined Cardiology Consultants of Danville, VA. His areas of specializations are in: radial artery (wrist) catheterizations and interventions (stents), coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), peripheral arterial disease, and venous disease (including treatment for varicose veins and spider veins)

Dr. Kevin Lingle and the team of cardiologists at Cardiology Consultants of Danville provide 24/7 cardiology coverage at DRMC (Danville Regional Medical Center) including emergent catheterizations and stents for acute heart attacks (**Kevin does this via the radial artery, wrist, which is safer and associated with decreased mortality compared leg approach**)

Kevin and his family are active members at Union Church in Danville, VA where Kevin is co-leader for Union's Men's ministry plus he also teaches financial peace university (Dave Ramsey) at Union Church! His wife Kristin is the art director and head of the kid’s ministry at Union Church plus a full-time Mom to their son Jack.