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Can Stress Make Veins More Visible
Rarely, yes: Sclerotherapy injections rarely can make things appear more prominent by causing a side effect called matting matting is the new appearance of extremely small red spider veins so small that it looks more like a rash than individual veins matting can be difficult to treat and is often treated by further sclerotherapy or by external laser. The other way in which injections can make veins appear more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Depends on Location: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination. Hand veins may require fillers or fat transfer. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Prolonged standing : Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat ( hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle...Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can anxiety and stress lead to sore joints and tendons making them more subject to fractures and tendonitis even with normal movements?
As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?
Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: ...On where the veins are. Most veins in your face and neck will dilate with straining. This is a normal response. ...Read more
Many large, bulging surface veins on feet. NO reflux/insufficiency/varicose. Will they become worse and will I develop more bulging veins over time?
Treatments options.: Bulging foot veins are a common complaint in the world of venous disease. There are several options for treatment including leaving them alone or removing them through tiny micro incisions (microphlebectomies). This is strictly a cosmetic procedure. There probably is a hereditary component to your veins and there is no way of telling if they will worsen over time or stay the same. ...Read more
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more
Do varicose veins temporarily become larger/protrude through the skin more when a muscle is contracted?
Varicose veins: when a muscle contracts it forces increased blood into the veins and the varicosities enlarge. ...Read more
Only not controlled: Hydrocephlus is a condition that can build up pressure in the brain. If pressure builds up, the veins on the head and neck may dilate and be more visible. If the pressure is well controlled, the veins will be normal. You need to get a thorough evaluation to be sure the shunt is working well and no pressure problem has developed. ...Read more
Micro trauma to bone: Flat feet is a condition in which the arch of the foot collapse, causing the foot to be contact with the ground .With repetitive usage , esp with runners, it causes muscles to be fatigue, in turn put stress to the bones which can cause stress fractures.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?
No: Despite what you might have heard many times before, crossing your legs doesn't cause varicose veins. It also probably isn't possible to cross your legs twice for long enough to give you a deep vein thrombosis, unless you were dehydrated and had an underlying inherited increased tendency to clot too easily in the first place. Your legs would likely fall asleep first. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Think skin in: certain areas of the body is more transparent and structure that lie right under it such as veins can be more pronounced ...Read more
Does a venous angioma of the brain weaken vessels? Making headaches more probe to a certain spot ?
IN A WAY: In a way as you may not take proper care of your self and may have vitamin or other deficiencies and not sleep well etc. This would lead to possibly being pale or sickly looking. Definitely want to check your blood count though. Many people are anemic and this is a definite cause of paleness. Also wonder if this is your norm or is it a change? ...Read more
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