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Benefits Of Port Wine
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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