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Leg Veins Not Vain

April 25th, 2009 by Sharon O'Hara

Getting your lower leg veins checked is not vain and getting them checked free is a winner all the way around.
Lower leg ulcers are a condition when the skin opens in sores and yellow pus drains down the leg. It causes the worst pain I have encountered and in my case, it is chronic.
Swollen lower legs seem a common uneventful condition – do not ignore it as I did. Get your legs checked. If your doctor tells you to lay off salt and elevate your legs above your heart – do it. The future pain avoided is yours.
Pain pills are not an easy solution for a COPDer – they depress the respiratory system – the last thing we need.
Early detection and education is a key to healthy pain free legs
Today and the 4rth Saturday of every month the Kitsap Thoracic & Vascular clinic offers a FREE venous screening according to the Kitsap Sun’s latest jewel, “Better Healthy Living” magazine.
John S. Arthur M.D. F.A.C.S. is located on Wheaton Way #101, Bremerton. Dial 360-479-2400 or e-mail KTV101@msn.com for more information.
Harrison Medical Center touts two linear accelerators to fight cancer. It is a precision tool, image-guided radiation therapy…a tool developed through cancer research.
Someday COPD will have a research break-through. Someday.
In the meantime, a cheer for medical research and researchers for disease … research cuts through the ignorance barriers of disease.

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One Response to “Leg Veins Not Vain”

  1. vein sclerotherapy Says:

    vein sclerotherapy…

    appreciate your poit of view but I disagree…

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