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What are the types of blood vessels?

What are the types of blood vessels?

Multiple: Arteries, arterioles, cappilaries, veinules, veins.

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Yes: The vessels are remodeling all of the time. However if you are talking about a vessel that has an aneurysm or clogged with plaque then no they can not heal those lesions and a surgical correction is required. ...Read more

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What do broken blood vessels look like?

What do broken blood vessels look like?

Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read more

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What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

Contacts: Dilated vessels in the eyes can occur from any reason that causes eye irritation (such as contacts, dry eye, blepharitis, etc). ...Read more

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Is there a herb that will open up blood vessels more?

Is there a herb that will open up blood vessels more?

No: A search for a natural cure for "clogged" vessels is an ongoing one. Many have claimed to be effective, but none has proved to be so. I am afraid you will run into a big disappointment trying to find one if you press so. ...Read more

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How long does it take for broken blood vessels to heal?

How long does it take for broken blood vessels to heal?

Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

Yes and no.: If your blood vessels are constricted you may feel cold. There are no diseases of the blood vessels not dilating properly. Blood vessels dilate or contract in response to chemicals in the blood stream, systemic conditions and local environmental factors. ...Read more

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Sm broken blood vessels over the whole body. What could cause this?

Needs evaluation: Platelet abnormal, or blood issue and needs full exam and blood work. ...Read more

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Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information. http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/intro/skin.htm ...Read more