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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Fragile Small Blood Vessels (Overview)

Fragile small blood vessels is a clinical finding in which a person's blood vessels are weak, which can be due to diabetes or to inherited disorders affecting connective tissue.


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My husband was told that if got in an airplane would cause to much pressure in the blood vessels and they would bust? Small vessel disease of brain

My husband was told that if got in an airplane would cause to much pressure in the blood vessels and they would bust?   Small vessel disease of  brain

Not true, but...: If there is any reason to believe you have a congenital brain aneurysm, or if you have a true headache problem, see a neurologist after a regular check-up with your pcp . Headaches should not simply be thought of 'it's just stress'; new onset of headaches, or a change in type or frequency of headache must be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Fragile Small Blood Vessels (Overview)

Fragile small blood vessels is a clinical finding in which a person's blood vessels are weak, which can be due to diabetes or to inherited disorders affecting connective tissue.


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What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

Vasculitis: The cause of most forms of vasculitis ( inflammation of blood vessels) is unknown. However we know the immune system plays a role. The immune system is meant to protect the body, but when it becomes "overactive" due to some unknown trigger it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This causes narrowing of the blood vessel, decreased blood supply which can cause damage to surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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How do you treat broken blood vessels on face from bumping into a metal rack? Hot or cold?

How do you treat broken blood vessels on face from bumping into a metal rack?  Hot or cold?

I would: Use ice for the first couple of days. 20 min on. Rest of the hour off. Do this 2-3 times a day. For first couple days. I would avaiod heat. ...Read more

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Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small blood vessels: This sounds like small little veins that are so small they just appear like blue spots. The key is that they disappear with pressure...This is called "blanching". ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How do you get rid of enlarged, or large gathering of blood vessels in the eye safely?

How do you get rid of enlarged, or large gathering of blood vessels in the eye safely?

Cause?: These should be examined first. Could be some sort of hemangioma, sentinel vessel leading to a cancer, increased episcleral venous pressure, infection, inflammation, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What drugs target tumor blood vessels?

Avastin (bevacizumab): Drugs have been developed that antagonize vascular endothelial growth factors or receptors for such growth factors. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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