Keith G Harkins MD
3418 Casey St
Treating and Preventing Vein Disease
The nature of venous disease stretches from minor cosmetic problems to major debilitating pain and discomfort to chronic wounds that don’t heal for many months, sometimes years, due to a failure of the veins to drain blood from the feet and legs back to the heart. Depending on the symptoms’ severity and the cause of the symptoms, different treatments are warranted.
Dealing with Those Ugly Spider Veins
Those tiny little veins that look like webs on your legs have been given the name of spider veins. They are more common in women than men and are unattractive.
Mothers’ Blood Sugar Levels Puts Fetus At
Pregnant women with high blood sugar levels – even if they don’t have full-blown diabetes – put their babies at risk of developing congenital heart defects. It is the most common birth defect, affecting about 1% of babies, ranging from mild problems to devastating effects. The study’s findings, published late in 2017, could lead to improved pregnancy screenings in the future, but may also require more research.
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Do You Need a Joint Replacement? Take This Short Quiz.
In the decade from 2000 to 2010, the number of knee joint replacements nearly doubled. Hip joint replacements followed a similar trend. If you laid a chart of the increase in obesity in the United States during the same period over these two charts, you’d see a very similar trend.
Testing for the Cause of Incontinence
When a woman talks with her Gynecologist about incontinence issues, one of the diagnostic tests they may recommend is urodynamics, which can help determine how well your bladder is storing and releasing urine.