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Benefits Of Port Wine
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Birthmark: A post wine stain is a birthmark that tends to be permanent. It is dark red in colour and due to an abnormal collection of small blood vessels in the skin (capillary haemangioma). It can occasionally be associated with other syndromes such as Sturge Weber Syndrome, particularly when it occurs on the face. ...Read more
Probably, but...: Many doctors agree that something in red wine appears to help your heart. It's possible that antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called resveratrol, have heart-healthy benefits and can increase HDL (good cholesterol levels). After one glass a day however there is no known benefit and may actually have negative effects, so all things in moderation. ...Read more
Laser; occas surgery: For most port wine stains, serial laser therapy can greatly reduce the color and if started early enough, return the skin to near-normal appearance. Sometimes, these stained areas may increase in size and thickness, and surgery may be necessary to return this back to normal size and contour appearance. ...Read more
I am beginning to notice cobbling and nodules on my port wine stain. What can be done and is it covered by insurance?
Has antioxidants: There is evidence that those who have about 1 drink of alcohol a day have better health than those who don't drink at all or who drink larger amounts, with lower risk of heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. Red wine may be the healthiest choice because it contains proanthocyanidans, which are antioxidant flavonoids. See http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.Html. ...Read more
Mostly not: Most port wine stains are birth defects due to unique conditions of fetal development. A few uncommon ones do run in families. But most are isolated and cannot be passed on to the next generation. There is laser treatment which can attenuate them and sometimes practically eliminate them. ...Read more
Laser for PWS:
The gold-standard therapy for treatment of port-wine stains (pws) is the pulsed dye laser. This laser is very effective and safe for the reduction in the color of the pws, and helps to prevent the thickening and nodularity that can develop over time.
Complete clearance is not likely, but many pws can see a 70-90% improvement. Most require multiple treatments, generally about 6-12 sessions. ...Read more
Red wine: Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. ...Read more
I have a port wine birthmark. Is there any treatmentavailable to get it removed or am I scarred for life?
Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good, ever.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes: A glass is sufficient. It contains natural substances that are beneficial. ...Read more
Well.............: Health benefits of alcohol intake include wine, beer and liquor (not including what you mix it in). Red wine is not significantly better. Studies show that people who drink 1-2 standard size beverages a day have better cardiovascular outcomes than those who do not. One standard beverage is 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor. Any day with more than 2 is not as good, so more is not better. ...Read more
If my Wife's and I's first child has a port wine stain how likely is it that my next child will be born with one / have one? Is it genetic?
Port wine stain: This is a good question for a geneticist or a neurologist or a dermatologist or all 3! Yes it is hereditary and it doesxhave some associated brain risks if it is on the face. Usually a relative will have one and the chances the next child will have a similar port wine stain is 50 %. Look up sturgeon webber on the internet while you wait to talk to your doctor. Cosmetically you have hope too ...Read more
Have read even a few drinks/week ups women's cancer risk. Other repts say wine in small amts has many benefits. How do I decide if it is safe for me?
See answer: Even small amounts of alcohol raise the risk of breast cancer. However, small amounts of alcohol reduces the risk of heart attack which kills many more women than breast cancer. A reasonable compromise: Light consumption of red wine. There is evidence that red wine is less likely to cause breast cancer than white wine. It appears to be a natural aromatase inhibitor. ...Read more
Hard to say: Since you didn't provide enough background information, I cannot say. You did not provide information about the location of this stain, which is very important. You did not indicate other features of the problem. The site is not a chat room. The questions are not linked. Each question must have the basic information needed to describe the issue before an answer can be formulated. Please start over ...Read more
What is the difference appearance wise between a port wine stain and a strawberry kiss/angel kiss birthmark?
Can Appear Similar: "Difference appearance wise...port wine stain (PWS) vs. Strawberry kiss/angel kiss" is the question? These are malformations of the capillary blood vessels. Angel's Kiss is present at birth, typically involves face & head areas, most fade by 2 yrs old. PWS occurs anywhere & can occur with vascular anomalies of the brain, eyes, limbs. See your doctor to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am an 18 year old with a port wine stain. It covers most of the right side of my face. It randomly begins bleeding, kind of severe. What should I do?
To a certain extent: Studies have shown that alcohol, especially wine, has protective effects on the heart and circulation. Women are advised to limit alcohol to one drink a day and men two drinks a day. Alcohol is not recommended in pregnant women, people with a history of alcoholism, liver disease, or stroke. ...Read more
Hi, my daughter 8, had a birthmark on her right lower chinbone area, which I think is port wine birthmark, any cream to apply to get rid of it? Tks
No cream; can treat: For flat areas, laser therapy can be very successful in treating this. ...Read more
Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft (sertraline)?
Resveratrol: Some studies show benefits of one glass of wine (especially red wine) a day, for women. This does not mean you should start drinking it if you have not been. There are good phytonutrients such as resveratrol in red grape skins, which are incorporated in red wine. Without exposing yourself to alcohol, you could get the same from grapes, etc, or a good resveratrol supplement. ...Read more
Partner has had port wine birthmark at tip of finger/under nail her whole life. Has been bleeding out a lot this past week. What is causing this?
What are the benefits of taking 40 mg prozac during the day and 50mg seroquel (quetiapine) during night time? Can one have a glass of wine with these drugs?
Not recommended: We typically don't recommend consuming alcohol w/medications that can affect thinking, especially those that can cause sleepiness like quetiapine (Seroquel). In fact, that's why we recommend taking quetiapine at bedtime whereas many people find that Prozac (fluoxetine) perks them up a bit so it's better to take in AM. Of course you may experience opposite (paradoxical) effect so discuss w/your doc ...Read more
Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?
Perhaps: Depends on individual and other factors. 8 ounces daily is somewhat "generous" re: health benefits of wine. ...Read more
I have GAD, agoraphobia, & depression at times. Is a glass of wine per night (strictly for health benefits) enough to worsen my mental health issues?
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