Varicose Veins Treatment Memphis TN

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Carter Ennis Mc Daniel, MD
(901) 726-1056
1325 Eastmoreland Ave
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Surgery & Vascular

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George Randolph Turner, MD
(901) 726-1056
1325 Eastmoreland Ave
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Surgery & Vascular

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George J Kontos, MD, FACC
(901) 685-5892
429 Greenfield Rd
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ganpat Valaulikar, MD
956 Court Ave G212,
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Guy Russell Voeller, MD
(901) 747-2312
50 Humphreys Center Suite 30,
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hospital-Germantown, Germantown, Tn
Group Practice: Ut Medical Group Univ Physicians Foundation

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Thomas V Stanley, MD
(901) 725-5782
176 S Bellevue Blvd
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1953

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Jonathan J Ellichman
(901) 725-9450
1325 Eastmoreland Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Omran R Abul Khoudoud, MD
(901) 448-3234
1910 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1995

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Bridget Flavin Ostrow, MD
(901) 757-5740
6750 Poplar Ave Ste 210
Memphis, TN
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jonathan Ellichman, MD
956 Court Ave Room G212,
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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