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Is there a difference between vasodilation and peripheral vasodilation ?

Is there a difference between vasodilation and peripheral vasodilation ?

No: Dilation of a vessel is the literal meaning of vasodilation......No difference where that vessel is located. ...Read more

Vasodilation (Definition)

Vasodilation refers to the widening of blood vessels. It results from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, particularly in the large veins, large arteries, and smaller arterioles. The process is essentially the opposite of vasoconstriction, which is the ...Read more


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Please advise what is the difference between vasodilation and peripheral vasodilation ?

Dilated vessels: They're generally interchangeable depending on context. Vasodilation means blood vessels are relaxed and their diameter is increased. The "peripherey" refers to the all circulation except the heart, brain, lungs and aorta. ...Read more

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If vasodilation increases both healing and discomfort for those with peripheral neuropathy should vasodilators be taken if we can tolerate them?

If vasodilation increases both healing and discomfort for those with peripheral neuropathy should vasodilators be taken if we can tolerate them?

Great Question: To my knowledge there has not been a lot of research on oral vasodilators role in neuropathy but it makes great since. Medical device companies have produced a device that produces increased boodflow in peripheral nerves to help with diabetic neuropathy. Your question makes so much sense I am going to start my own little trial. ...Read more

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Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy?  I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Yes, possibly: Peripheral neuropathy often comes from damaged nerves sending aberrant impulses--tingling, pins/needles, burning, cold, or numbness. Vasodilation which increases blood flow to peripheral nerves usually helps restore normal function of the nerves; sometimes an undesirable side effect is for numbness to lessen, unmasking more painful neuropathic sensations. ...Read more

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Is there difference between Doxazosin & Prazosin?Doxa is 1x/day, I'd like to switch to Doxa but want same effect for PTSD, Vasodilation, anxiety, etc

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Is there  difference between Doxazosin & Prazosin?Doxa is 1x/day, I'd like to switch to Doxa but want same effect for PTSD, Vasodilation, anxiety, etc

Here are some ...: From reviewing numerous records of PTSD patients over the years, I have noticed Prazosin has been used to help effectively control PTSD-related symptoms. So, if there is not particular reason, stick with Prozosin, although both are in the same group as alpha-blockers for dilating smooth muscles of vessels, bladder neck, prostate urethra, vasa deferens, distal ureters... Talk with Doc for detail. ...Read more

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Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Too many individual: response variables; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_channel_blocker offers reasonable overview. Yet, be aware: all the calcium channel blockers, except amlodipine (neutral), in observational databases, ?mortality. Best outcomes & lowest mortality rates: optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c = 5.0%, ACE inhibitors (Aceon/Altace) or ARBs combined with carvedilol, carefully adjusted to responses. ...Read more

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How could a medication that causes vasodilation affect a patients response to iv?

?: Do you mean inserting an IV? There would be no effect because medicines that vasodilate tend to work on arterioles, not superficial veins. ...Read more

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Does hypoxia cause vasoconstriction or vasodilation?

Does hypoxia cause vasoconstriction or vasodilation?

Vasoconstriction: Low oxygen cause blood vessels to constrict.The body is trying to use whatever oxygen is available to maintain critical body functions and constrict blood flow to others. ...Read more