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How is embolism, varicose veins, and epilepsy contra-indicated in a massage?

How is embolism, varicose veins, and epilepsy contra-indicated in a massage?

Embolism of veins: If you have varicose veins that are complicated by superficial venous thrombosis or even deep venous thrombosis, then you should avoid massage while the clot is present, as the clot could potentially dislodge and "embolize" or "float" to the lungs and cause further problems. If you do not have a blood clot but you have non-clotted varicose veins, then it is usually safe to get a massage. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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Was fingering and now i'm worried I have an air embolism?

Why?: What is fingering? Why would you think about air embolism? For air embolism you would have to inject air to obstruct your right heart, for example with a syringe. There there does not seem to any issue. ...Read more

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What are early warning signs and symptoms of air embolism?

What are early warning signs and symptoms of air embolism?

Variable: Small amounts of air in circulation may be asymptomatic. Introduction of 100 cc or more of air may cause heart failure, respiratory distress, presence of air in the heart on chest x-ray and in severe cases alterations in mental status and stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins?

What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit). Other common treatments include phlebectomy surgery and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Stripping of veins has traditionally been used in the past but is not common today. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you. ...Read more

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How do you treat large varicose veins?

How do you treat large varicose veins?

See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about my varicose veins?

What can I do about my varicose veins?

Can be treated: Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem for many. When veins are particulary uncomfortable there are several different procedures that can be done. Treatements range from stopping the blood flow to the swollen vein with a laser, to surgically removing the entire damaged vein. A vein treatment center or a vascular surgeon can review all the current options for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat varicose veins?

What can I do to treat varicose veins?

See Vascular Surgeon: Consult a board-certified vascular surgeon, who is the "vein specialist" recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS. Vascular surgeons have typically completed 7 yrs of residency & fellowship in vein disease management. A "phlebologist" may not have any formal university training in vein diseases, as not recognized by ABMS. Therapy includes ablation, phlebectomy, & sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more