Varicose Veins Treatment Oklahoma City OK

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Clifford Eric Howell, MD
(405) 278-8181
608 NW 9th St Ste 2000
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok; Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Kautilya A Mehta, MD
(405) 232-2178
608 NW 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok

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M Alex Jacocks
(405) 270-0501
921 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Mike Gibson, MD
P O Box 26901 Williams Pavilion WP 2230,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Olen Riggs, MD
(405) 604-4350
5401 N Portland Ave Ste 250
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Kautilya A Mehta
(405) 232-2178
608 Nw 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Clifford E Howell
(405) 278-8181
608 Nw 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Mac Alexander Jacocks, MD
(405) 271-8096
920 Stanton L Young Boulevard Po Box 26901,
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Univ OK Health Dept Surgery

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Kenneth Lee Crawford, MD
(405) 771-4155
701 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma City Clinic

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Kent Harris Webb, MD
(405) 632-4616
100 SW 44th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: General Surgeons Of Oklahoma

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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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