Varicose Veins Treatment Columbus OH

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Kaushal J Shah
(614) 566-9035
285 E State St
Columbus, OH
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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William Lewis Smead, MD
(614) 293-8536
1654 Upham Drive Means Hall N325
Columbus, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1972

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Yvonne Carter, MD
410 W 10th Ave N-847 Doan Hall
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mohan Das, MD
(614) 461-3121
1654 Upham Dr Ste N325
Columbus, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jean Ellen Starr, MD
(614) 293-8536
1643 Upham Drive Means Hall N325
Columbus, OH
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Bhagwan Satiani, MD
(614) 293-8536
1654 Upham Dr
Columbus, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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Randall William Franz
(614) 566-9035
285 E State St
Columbus, OH
Specialty
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

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Patrick Saml Vaccaro, MD
(614) 293-8536
1654 Upham Dr Ste N325
Columbus, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1975

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Blair Dale Vermilion, MD
(614) 234-0444
1654 Upham Dr Ste N325
Columbus, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972

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Stavros D Kalliafas, MD
Columbus, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1986

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Prevent Varicose Veins

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Q. Some varicose veins are starting to appear on my legs. Can I reduce my chance of developing this condition?

A. Varicose veins are caused by pressure from the blood in the veins, which is normally limited by valves every few inches in the vessels. With prolonged pressure from standing upright, hormonal changes, and weakening of the blood vessels, the valves break down, causing veins to grow larger and new vessels to form.

You can do a number of simple things to relieve the pressure on your veins and promote recovery. Raise your legs on a desk or chair throughout your workday to take pressure off the veins and help the valves recover. Gravity encourages accumulated fluid to flow back to the heart. When prolonged standing can’t be avoided, wear comfortable shoes with good arch support. Also try a support stocking that will compress the outer veins and help the blood return from the legs in the deep veins. And keep yourself moving so your blood also moves.

Adding bioflavonoids to your diet will both prevent and improve varicose veins. Purplish-blue fruits, such as blueberries and plums, are especially high in these natural antioxidants. Or supplement with grapeseed extract, citrus bioflavonoids, or vitamin C to help strengthen blood vessels and capillaries. Several studies say horse chestnut extract prevents and treats varicose veins. It contains the bioflavonoid aescin, which tones floppy vessels.

If you experience any pain or tenderness in the veins, see your doctor to rule out the possibility of vein thrombosis (blood clot), which could break loose and block blood flow to vital organs like the lungs, heart, or brain.

Make Veins Vanish
Take horse chestnut extract standardized to contain 50 to 90 mg of aescin, two to three times a day. Avoid if you are pregnant or suffering from kidney or liver disease.

Eat a diet rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids (found in the white pith of citrus), or supplement with them (500 to 1,000 mg, three times daily) to strengthen blood vessels.

Elevate your legs above your heart regularly throughout the day, or wear compression stockings.

Hormonal imbalances that occur during pregnancy or menopause may cause varicose veins. So avoid exposure to pesticides, which may contain pseudo-estrogens.

Alan M. Dattner, MD, is an immunologist, board-certified dermatologist, and a pioneer in the field of holistic dermatology.

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