A New Jersey Specialist Publishes an Article Explaining How Being Overweight can Cause Vein Damage

A New Jersey Vein Specialist publishes a new article explaining the relationship between being overweight and vein damage

Online PR News – 20-November-2015 – Morristown, NJ – November X, 2015. Morristown, New Jersey. Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh announces the publication of an article on the relationship of overweight to vein disease. According to the New Jersey based center, among the risk factors for vein disease, overweight is an important one.

Dr. Lowell S. Kabnick, sole practitioner of LSK and a top New Jersey vein specialist, explains, “Being overweight places extra stress on your circulatory system, because the body builds new arteries and veins to serve the entire body, including the fat stores. So if there are more fat stores, there are more arteries and veins, and the heart has more trouble pumping blood to all of these vessels.” Dr. Kabnick notes that extra weight also contributes to the pressure on the veins, which can complicate the job of the tiny valves inside the veins, which is to move blood upwards towards the heart. When the valves can’t work well, the blood tends to move downwards and pool in the lower extremities, leading to swollen legs and ankles, vein damage, and varicose veins.

Dr. Kabnick advises anyone who is concerned about the effect their extra weight is having on their veins to make an appointment at New Jersey Vein Center for a painless venous health evaluation. For more information about these evaluations, or on vein treatments in general, visit the New Jersey Vein Center website at

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