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Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

August 31st, 2020

A Disease of the Endothelium

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on August 31, 2020

More and more it seems that COVID-19 is a disease of the ENDOTHELIUM, the thin single layer of cells lining the inside of our arteries and veins. While the lung findings are devastating in many patients, it may be that this is only the entry point for the virus. The virus attaches to the ACE 2 receptors, which are numerous...

Vaccine Hopes and Doubts

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 20, 2020

The genetic sequence of the COVID-19 virus (SARS COV 2) was first sequenced in laboratory in January of 2020. Since then huge efforts have been applied to progressing to a vaccine against the disease. Such a vaccine, if it works to provide long term immunity to the infection, is the best hope of elimination of the scourge of this disease...

Pre-existing Chronic Disease Puts COVID-19 Patients in Hospital

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 18, 2020

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association detailed the pre-existing health of 5,700 patients who required in hospital care in the New York City area between March 1 and April 4. It appears from the study’s findings that patients with certain pre-existing chronic illnesses are at increased risks for development of severe symptoms leading to in...

How We Contract the Virus

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 16, 2020

AIRBORNE SOURCES A SNEEZE – releases about 30,000 droplets, traveling up to 200 miles per hour and may release as many as 200,000,000 (two hundred million) viral particles that are dispersed in a large surrounding area where, as small droplets, they may linger in the air. A sneeze is the worst. A COUGH – releases about 3,000 droplets, traveling at...

The Importance of SLEEP

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 14, 2020

The Importance of Good Quality SLEEP In # 5 of this series of ‘COVID-19 Notes’, on Diet and lifestyle, I discussed the importance of sleep to one’s healthy immunity status. I will expand on that here. Sleep deprivation is common in our daily lives and the toll it takes on our bodies is cumulative and destructive. As mentioned before, and...

Diet and Lifestyle Driving the Risks for COVID-19

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 11, 2020

Diet and Lifestyle Driving the Risks of COVID-19 What changes can be made to improve our general health and fitness and perhaps reduce the chances of complications and death if we should contract the epidemic coronavirus? As for DIET the answers are straightforward: Reduce the intake of sugar and highly refined carbohydrates, which are together with industrial vegetable seed oils,...

High Risk for COVID-19

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 6, 2020

It is well recognized that pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease put people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications and death. Advanced age also has been established as a high-risk factor as well. Consider the following: Pre-existing heart disease raises the likelihood of dying with COVID-19 by 3-fold   Diabetes, also raises chance of death by 3-fold...