FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Beverly Balaz helped reopen the Veins Institute of Connecticut at 1305 Post Road in Fairfield.
The renovated facility now features four procedure rooms and a reception area.
The Institute’s Dr. Alex Afshar explains the importance of having unhealthy veins: “In normal circulation, arteries carry blood from the heart to the body, and veins return the blood to the heart. Veins have one-way valves, and when the valve opens, blood flows against gravity toward the heart. When the valve closes, blood is prevented from flowing backward.
“[P]roblems occur when the valves don’t close properly and the blood begins to flow back down the leg, towards gravity. This reverse blood flow causes pooling and vein-wall weakening, which can result in a variety of venous diseases.”
About 20 percent of adults are affected by venous diseases, which can range from spider veins and varicose veins to leg ulcers and blood clots if untreated.
For more information on the institute’s services, go to veininstitutect.com.
As seen in Daily Voice, Fairfield