Pregnancy, Varicose Veins and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl. But as reported during her pregnancy, there were concerns with her habit of wearing too tight shoes … and could this lead to varicose and spider veins? Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., from Center for Vein Restoration will discuss the issue on NBC’s Arizona Midday on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
Heels, Pregnancy and Varicose Veins
As Dr. Alpern explains, “Varicose and spider veins commence in your twenties to thirties, sometimes earlier and they never improve. Once a vein starts to malfunction, not pumping the blood upwards toward the heart, blood will start to pool and they will never function properly again unless treated by a qualified doctor.”
Dr. Kersten, a Board Certified Phlebologist and OB/GYN practiced only Obstetrics for nearly 26 years. Now he devotes his time exclusively to the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
“Many women first develop varicose veins or spider veins– or find that they get worse – during pregnancy,” Dr. Kersten says. “I became passionate about treating varicose veins when I saw them in my patients during their pregnancy. Many women don’t realize that they don’t have to suffer with varicose or spider veins.”
Kardashian’s high heel wearing was first reported in the National Enquirer and quoted Dr. Arthur Wisot, a noted Los Angeles obstetrician who had not treated Kardashian whose opinion agrees with Drs. Alpern and Kersten.
“High heels are not a good idea during pregnancy because your center of gravity shifts and you lose your sense of balance,” Wisot stated in the article. “And, improper footwear can also lead to aching, enlarged spider veins.”
Tune in to NBC’s Arizona Midday on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 for the discussion hosted by Destry Jetton.
ABOUT DR. JEFFREY ALPERN
Dr. Jeffrey Alpern is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who was the first D.O. to perform a heart and heart/lung transplant in the world. Among his other impressive qualifications, Dr. Alpern trained at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and was Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at both Temple University and Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He currently is Director and founding member of Desert Cardiovascular Surgeons in Phoenix, and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona located in Phoenix’s West Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide to use fast, virtually painless, safe and effective laser ablation and radiofrequency (RF) techniques for the treatment of existing varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.
ABOUT CENTER FOR VEIN RESTORATION
Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is a state-of-the-art vein center that defines a new standard in care for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein treatments that correct existing underlying pathology to procedures that erase spider veins before the patient’s eyes, we think you will find CVR to be your best choice for venous issues. Your compassionate, effective, safe, affordable and convenient vein treatment at CVR begins with an ultrasound screening exam. Find a CVR center near you.
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