Items Tagged ‘blood flow’

Is swimming in cold water good for you?

September 11, 2018

Is swimming in cold water good for you?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our family visits a lake in the mountains every summer where the water almost never gets above 60 degrees. I dislike swimming in cold water but my husband and dad insist that it’s good for you. It won’t get me into the water but I just want to know – are they right? […]

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Tags: adrenalin, Ask the Doctors, blood flow, cold shock, cold-water swimming, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, nervous system, stress hormones, swimming safety

Worried about varicose veins? Here's what you need to know

July 27, 2018

Worried about varicose veins? Here’s what you need to know

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

On a summer day, many people like to wear shorts to get some relief in the heat. For people with varicose veins, however, the idea of wearing shorts can lead to more anxiety than comfort. Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many […]

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Tags: blood flow, circulation, compression socks, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, radiologist, radiology, ucla varicose vein clinic, varicose veins

March 29, 2018

Our Journey with RR UCLA Medical Center

By JnJ JnJ

I’m writing this story on behalf of my wife. Back in April 2017, I took my wife to the ER at another hospital. She was incoherent, confused, and had difficulty forming sentences. This is where she was diagnosed to have suffered a stroke. Subsequent MRI’s and cerebral angiogram were performed which then confirmed that she […]

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Tags: blood flow, brain surgery, bypass surgery, cerebral angiogram, CT scans, Doctors Day, Dr. Anthony Wang, ER, Maddie's Room, Moyamoya, Moyamoya disease, MRI