Looking for a way to get exercise while learning about your health? Our Walk with a Doc program continues this month, featuring Dr. Jayne Minier, general surgeon, who will be discussing minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins.
Join us at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk to learn more about varicose veins and getting rid of them for good. Dr. Minier hopes to educate participants on how varicose veins develop and what doctors and patients can do about them, both symptomatically and cosmetically.
Varicose veins are enlarged, abnormal veins found in the legs, usually caused by an inherited weakness of the vein valves, and can affect up to 60 percent of Americans. They often cause an aching, heavy type feeling in the legs, which is worsened by prolonged standing. Varicose veins can lead to serious health conditions such as venous stasis leg ulcers.
Dr. Minier has been treating varicose veins and venous disease for 24 years and has used a variety of treatments with her patients. Her methods include conservative treatment, such as support hose and sclerotherapy, which can be done in the office. Dr. Minier also does outpatient surgical treatment if necessary.
This will be Dr. Minier’s first Walk with a Doc program, and she chose this topic to shed light on a common disease that is not often discussed.
Walk with a Doc was created to encourage physical activity and fight obesity and heart disease. Founded by board-certified cardiologist Dr. David Sabgir in Columbus, Ohio, it has gained popularity in six countries, including the United States. There are participating locations across the country, and Fisher-Titus is proud to partner with the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department to offer this free event to the public.