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Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?

Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?

PAP: The resistance to flow of blood is much lower in the lung than in the systemic circulation, this is why the pa pressure is normally lower than systemic pressure, the blood flow in both circuits is normally the same and pressure equals flow times resistance. ...Read more

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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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Does veins varicose increase blood pressure?

Does veins varicose increase blood pressure?

NO: Varicose veins are a health concern as they can cause progressive deterioration of the leg venous blood flow over time, as the condition tends to be progressive (especially is you have the problem starting at age 20 yo). But there is no correlation with varicose vein disease and systemic hypertension. There is isolated "venous hypertension" in the legs with varicose veins, but this is different. ...Read more

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Could low blood pressure cause venous stasis?

Could low blood pressure cause venous stasis?

No: venous stasis, usually referring to blood pooling in the veins of the legs is due to incompetent leaking valves in the vein there. The pooling blood leads to increased pressur in the veins of the lower legs, which can cause injury to the skin in the lower legs. ...Read more

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Relationship between blood clot in leg and venous pressure?

Relationship between blood clot in leg and venous pressure?

Yes, but...: ....It is not the most important factor. Many people have high venous pressures due to venous insufficiency, and while this may increase your risk of dvt, things like immobility, cancer, hormones, and smoking increase it much more. ...Read more

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blood clots in legst

blood clots in legst

DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-based birth control, have had recent major surgery or traveled extensively w/o much movement eg transoceanic flight. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can loosen & move to lungs where they're deadly eg pulmonary embolism. Go to ER immediately for treatment ...Read more

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Difference between varicose vein and a blood clot?

Difference between varicose vein and a blood clot?

Very different: Varicose veins are defective veins that have weakened walls. Blood clots can form in varicose veins, a condition known as "thrombophlebitis, " but the majority of varicose veins do not have blood clots. Blood clots can also form in the deep veins, a condition known as dvt. This is a serious condition occurs more commonly after surgery, trauma, long plane/car rides, during pregnancy, among others. ...Read more

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Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Yes. BRVO & CRVO.: Branch retinal vein occlusion (brvo) and central retinal vein occlusion (crvo) are due to clotting in these tiny retinal vessels. There are mild and severe vein obstructions leading to varying degrees of vision loss. In the last five years, several innovations in the treatment of these diseases has occurred. Early detection and treatment of the condition and it's underlying causes is key. Exam. ...Read more

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Could thyroid blood test detect deep vein thrombosis?

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Could thyroid blood test detect deep vein thrombosis?

DVT: No. Dvt is diagnosed by venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary edema happen as a result of swelling blood vessels?

Does pulmonary edema happen as a result of swelling blood vessels?

Pulmonary edema...: Pulmonary edema results in a build-up of fluid in the lungs. There are many etiologies for this but, if the blood vessels in the lungs become inflamed for some reason, they can become "leaky", resulting in pulmonary edema. So, blood vessel inflammation might be what you mean by "swelling"! ...Read more

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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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Blood clot in urine?

Blood clot in urine?

Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more

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Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Possible: A period of immobility and surgery can contribute to risk of a blood clot. Especially if surgery was more than an hour. Also if no sequential compression devices on legs during surgery. If curious, call your doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Vein specialist: Spider veins look like spider legs and are usually blue or red and very tiny(1-2 mm) and are several mm to cm long. Varicose veins are large bluish colored veins that are grape-like in appearance. Clots can be superficial on the skin , tender and easy to feel or deep below the skin requiring ultrasound to see associated with pain and swelling. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

PULMONARY PRESSURES: Hypertension can cause a myriad of problems ranging from systemic to isolated organ damage (eyes, kidneys). Pulmonary hypertension is "high pulmonary vascular pressures" typically due to a filling issue upon return to the heart (obstruction) or an intrinsic problem of the tissue of the lung itself (stiffness). High blood pressure can worsen pulmonary hypertension but it does not cause it, per se ...Read more

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Can a blood clot pop ?

Can a blood clot pop ?

Dislodge: A blood clot can dislodge and travel through the venous or arterial blood system, wreaking havoc on organs such as the lungs or the brain. ...Read more