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So can we take that to mean "No, I haven't looked into or calculated the energy required, and I refuse to do so, because to me it's all obvious, and others should just accept it"?
... deflated the veins become used to being deflated and recover some resistance to pressure changes and become less incompetent as shown with Alun’s photographs.
Ben you can take it how you want. Varicose veins go flat using IBT no surgery required!
Quote from: Andrew K Fletcher on 20/01/2009 11:09:25... deflated the veins become used to being deflated and recover some resistance to pressure changes and become less incompetent as shown with Alun’s photographs.Here is an alternative hypothesis…Alun has vasculitis due a peculiarity of his immune system, and his vasculitis follows a relapsing-remitting course.Repeated episodes of this inflammation has damaged some of the valves in his veins, (e.g. stuck open), causing varicose veins. If at times his varicose veins do actually improve this could be explained by the vein valves returning to their correct position and becoming competent during remission when inflammation (valvulitis) subsides.
Quote from: Andrew K Fletcher on 20/01/2009 12:04:15Ben you can take it how you want. Varicose veins go flat using IBT no surgery required! Once again, I was not asking about IBT, I was not asking about varicose veins. Separate the results you see from your hypothesis for a while. The questions sophie has asked, and I wish to see answered, are not about the results, they are about the hypothesis you use to explain them. Do you not realise that, or are you intentionally avoiding it?
Wife and many others most definately do not have vasculitis any more than Alun does.
The photograph you have altered does not relate to Alun's true situation. I mentioned vasculitis to Alun as you suggested. He added "what a load of old....!"
Cutaneous vasculitisIn most cases general measures are all that is required to keep the patient comfortable until the rash spontaneously resolves. Rest and elevate affected limb, simple analgesics Protect fragile skin from injury If an underlying cause is found, removing the trigger usually clears the rash. Treat infection Discontinue responsible medication
Blueprints Cardiology: A Problem-Oriented Approach - Google Books Resultby Molly Ware, Cathy Jeon - 2005 - Medical - 276 pagesMore commonly, as the valvulitis heals, scarring, thickening, and adhesion of valve cusps and chordae occur and lead to valvular stenosis and/or regurgitation...
If the markings you have observed are romboid or kite-shaped then the person has small-vessel vasculopathy,(vasculitis or pseudovasculitis). Such markings are pathognomic for small-vessel vasculopathy.
[thrombophilia] may lead to long-term swelling and heaviness in a proportion of cases due to damage to valves in the veins.
Did I ask if there was a double blind trial?Single blind would do for a start.
I'm not sure what that post is getting at; you make no personal comment to explain why you posted it.As far as I can see, it just points out the shortcomings of clinical trials. But what is the alternative? Do without them? That would be madness.Clinical trials have a chance of revealing possible harmful effects of a treatment and, where there is a strong causal relationship, they will show that a treatment works. I would go for the clinical trial rather than someone's personal experience any time. Both methods have flaws but the undisciplined method has nothing to recommend it at all. There is too much self interest and possible bias involved.
Admittedly not as many petechiae as in this photo posted in January, but vasculitis can be relapsing remitting.If you and/or Alun are interested in an accurate diagnosis you could post the images in this thread on a teledermatology website, (if you do I suggest you mask out the word “vasculitis” from the photo for an unbiased opinion).
...trying to cloud this important issue try to stay focused on what this thread is showing.
So you expect me to send in your doctored ohotograph version of Alun's leg for an analysis? Do me a favour
AKFQuoteThe heart rate decreases by 10-12 beats per minute on IBT. Yet circulation is improved. So if the heart beats less and circulation increases how do you account for that?You would expect the heart rate to decrease when you are not standing. There is less work for it to do. The blood pressure at the interfaces in the kidneys will also be affected by the attitude of the body. How do either of these facts justify your new model of the body?Did your friendly Proff tell you that the 'pulses of solutes' he detected at the kidneys were, in any way, related to breathing rate? I hate to ask this but have you actually calculated () the change in density of the blood as it goes through the lungs due to evaporation? Surely the actual amount would be highly relevant to whether or not you were right in your theory. Perhaps that would be a bit too like hard fact for your liking.Needless to say, the effect on circulation to the head would be in the opposite direction as the heart would need to be pumping more dense blood upwards. Did you not think it through?
The heart rate decreases by 10-12 beats per minute on IBT. Yet circulation is improved. So if the heart beats less and circulation increases how do you account for that?
What has this got to do with Alun's Legs
... who I might add has had zero symptoms or indeed a diagnosis of vasculitis prior to or since your last post.
Why are you trying to discourage people from avoiding unnecessary, costly and more often than not, ineffective surgery?
I've been using this Venorid serum ... Very low cost treatment ...