The Clinical Review Volume 12

The Clinical Review Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...to the circulation. I think, however, that these factors maybe almost wholly eliminated from the consideration of the treatment. Our symptomatic knowledge of the diseases of organs holding an etiologic relationship to varicosities points to the fact that varicose veins, varicocele, or haemorrhoids are apt to be caused by diseases of those parts through which the venous blood passes from the lower extremities, the testicles or the rectum; for instance, internal haemorrhoids are frequently caused by cirrhosis of the liver, because the superior haemorrhoidal empties into, indirectly, the portal veins. It is therefore more than probable that in hepatic cirrhosis we may have internal haemorrhoids. Yet it does not follow that internal haemorrhoids invariably point to that disease, because an interference with the circulation of the inferior haemorrhoidal may indirectly produce internal haemorrhoids, or vice versa. While the different sets of haemorrhoidal veins empty into different parts of the venous circulation it does not fellow that internal and external haemorrhoids must be independent of each other; the fact is that the causes of the various haemorrhoids indirectly lead to the completion of the vicious circle, hence we generally find the simultaneous association of the different varieties. Varicosed saphenous veins are the result of blood stagnation particularly from pressure in the pelvis or from a too-prolonged upright position. According to my experience varicose veins are as frequent, if not more so, in persons who have to earn their livelihood in the standing position, and especially those whose occupation prevents motion. The contraction of muscles during walking has a tendency to prevent blood stasis, hence people who have to walk...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955986
  • 9781236955982