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Can A Leg Massage Reduce The Chance Of Clots Forming In My Leg Veins
Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's doubtful: anything will have a significant impact on the size of varicose veins. Pycnogenol has some weak evidence that it may increase the strength and elasticity of varicose veins and it, along with other herbs/supplements may slightly improve symptoms. But, no supplement has ever been convincingly demonstrated to make varicose veins shrink. See a vein specialist if you want to eliminate them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: If you can feel it with your hands it is likely arterial blood. Should have this evaluated. ...Read more
Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?
Saphanous vein. : Saphanous vein is a superficial vein. Normally we don't anticolate clots in the saphanous vein. Even if the vein was stripped with a clot within it. It can theoretically be pushed forward during the stripping process depending on the technique used. ...Read more
Very common: The best estimate is that about 25% of the adult population of the United States will develop varicose veins. Of these, varicose veins are nearly twice as likely to occur in women than men (35% vs 18%). They are also more likely to occur as you get older. By the time you are in your 70s, the risk is well over 50% for men and women. At least 80 million american adults have varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Venous insufficinecy: Visible veins on the legs are usually the result of venous insufficiency. The insufficiency may be in the skin [resulting tiny spider veins], or below the surface of the skin [ causing tiny and varicose veins] or in deep veins. It is best to have this evaluated by a vein specialist, often with aid of an ultrasound to see how best to treat. Weight loss or fat loss also makes veins more visible. ...Read more
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