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A Bar of Soap for Restless Leg Syndrome? Trust your Mother-In-Law!

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on May 19, 2014 2:39:00 PM

I love my mother-in-law. She’s a kind-hearted person that my children adore. Speaking of my kids, they were a bit surprised the first time they noticed that “Gramma” has a bar of soap under her covers. When questioned about this interesting finding, she tells us that it’s the cure for Restless Leg Syndrome. She learned the trick from her friends in Florida who swear by it. But I’m told there are a few specific instructions.

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New Treatments For Deep Venous Thrombosis

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on May 9, 2014 2:08:00 PM

  

Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Treatments Evolving

Interventional radiologists and other physicians performing image guided treatment suggest more aggressive therapies for DVT since Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) can occur in up to 75% of those treated with anticoagulation alone. PTS is a debilitating chronic medical condition due to valve destruction causing a variety of symptoms including persistent edema, pain, skin discoloration, itchiness and Treatments For Deep Venous Thrombosisthe complication of cellulitis. 

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VeinGogh: an "artistic" way to treat spider veins!

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on May 9, 2014 11:59:00 AM

There are two relatively new devices that treat spider veins under the catagory of "thermocoagulation." The first to market, VeinWave, was developed in the UK, while it's competetor VeinGogh, subsequenly created in the U.S.A. Both products are also very useful for facial veins and Rosacea. 

Thermocoagulation = heat (thermo) + clot off (coagulation)

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Evolving Treatment for Venous Stasis Ulcers

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on May 6, 2014 11:31:00 AM

 

Cause of Venous Stasis Ulcers in Question

In the past it was thought that the vast majority of venous ulcers were related to deep venous insufficiency, often from previous Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT). Subsequently, it was thought that perforators (veins connecting superficial and deep veins) were the major etiology. More and more it appears that the superficial venous system is involved. This is good news as these superficial veins are not important compared to their deep vein relatives and this makes treatment safer.

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Risks of Venous Stasis Ulcers with Varicose Veins

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on May 5, 2014 1:48:00 PM

Many years ago, Hippocrates made two very interesting observations. One is that varicose veins do not appear until puberty and the other is that people with varicose veins can develop skin ulcers known as venous stasis ulcers.

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Spider Vein Cost vs. Price: What would Zig Ziglar say?

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on May 5, 2014 1:41:00 PM

Famous entrepreneur and speaker Zig Ziglar once told an amusing story about the difference between cost and price. When Zig’s son was six years old, he visited the nearby Schwinn bicycle store to buy him a bike. After finding out that the price was more than he was willing to spend, he ventured to the local discount store. 

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Should you be afraid of Spider Vein Treatment?

Posted by Jeffrey H. Miller on Apr 5, 2014 9:16:00 AM

Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for spider veins and refers to the injection of a sclerosing solution (medication) into a vein to close it down. While this form of treatment is incredibly safe, there are potential risks and complications.

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