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Veins (Definition)

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

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
Once
Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
Once
Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Wear your compression
Daily
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The vein in the left side of my neck sticks out. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: Veins in the neck can be prominent for many normal or abnormal reasons. You should show your doctor who can put this in context with a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a what i think is a vein on the left side of my neck. It seems to get bigger if i touch it and when i breath it goes in and out and when i touc?

I have a what i think is a vein on the left side of my neck. It seems to get bigger if i touch it and when i breath it goes in and out and when i touc?

Jugular: The most prominent vein in the neck is the jugular vein that drains into the chest and then the heart via the superior vena cava...As it is in such close proximitry to the heart it will reflect the strength of the heart..In halation will make the vein collapse while straining wil produc ehte opposite effect. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take anticoagulation
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
See a vein specialist
Once
Walk
Once
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While. What is the cause of my bulging neck vein when angry and how can I hide it?

While. What is the cause of my bulging neck vein when angry and how can I hide it?

Calm down: Anger causes one to strain, thus increasing the pressure within the chest. This pressure is transmitted to the veins in the chest, and upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins, increased redness. A good example is when one sees a singer holding a note, or when a weight lifter strains to hold the barbells. Relax, count to ten taking slow breaths in and out to hide them. ...Read more

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What causes veins in neck to vibrate once in a while no additional info?

What causes veins in neck to vibrate once in a while no additional info?

Probably normal: Your jugular vein will pulsate normally with each heart beat (visually at least). Exaggerated pulsation in the jugular vein can be a sign of a cardiac problem however, and should be pointed out to your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take blood thinners as indicated
Daily
Use elastic compression stockings for symptomatic relief
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
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Could see vein sticking out in neck when lying down?

Could see vein sticking out in neck when lying down?

Yes: If you are exhaling, that forces blood up into your head, so that's normal. ...Read more

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