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Doctor insights on: What Causes Small Vessel Disease In The Legs

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Is revascularisationand an option for small vessel disease, regarding leg amputation? What questions should I ask her doctor?

Is revascularisationand an option for small vessel disease, regarding leg amputation? What questions should I ask her doctor?

Some times: If revasculizing leads to a higher flow rate and increased pressure then small blood vessels may open up and deliver more oxygen to the tissues. But if the small vessels are clogged as we see with diabetes ( which effect small and large vessels) then it may not help. Hopefully there are only small isolated areas of blockage and the body will compensate with making new collateral vessels. ...Read more

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Can spider veins in legs and face be caused by an autoimmune disorder.

Can spider veins in legs and face be caused by an autoimmune disorder.

WHat are veins for ?: Veins are a part of the circulation that takes "used" blood away from an organ and returns it to the heart to be cleaned and have "food" added. When there is something that increases blood flow to an area such as inflammation that occurs when there is an autoimmune or other problem with symptoms in an area such as the face, veins in that area may increase in size (dilate) to carry the blood away. ...Read more

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Veins in right leg swell and then other times really small. Had 3 stents in lad. Also have some type of autonomic disfunction. Bp dropping. Causes?

Veins in right leg swell and then other times really small. Had 3 stents in lad. Also have some type of autonomic disfunction. Bp dropping. Causes?

Normal veins: Veins are thin walled, low pressure structures that fill and become engorged or empty and lie flat depending on gravity and position with state of hydration also contributing. When you sit with your legs down, they'll swell. When you sit or lie and elevate them, they'll empty. Arterial disease (as in stenting of your lad) has nothing to do with your venous system. ...Read more

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What causes a blood vessel in left leg to pop?

What causes a blood vessel in left leg to pop?

Vein disease: When patients have a genetic disease called venous insufficiency, they have venous hypertension and a backward flow of blood called reflux... This causes dilatation of veins, and thins out the overlying skin until the vein gets inflamed or ruptures. The leg eould need a compression wrap or even a suture and compression until the underlying condition can be treated either done in office. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

Unclear: Not sure i understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in my leg to break? It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.

What causes blood vessels in my leg to break?  It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.

BLOOD VESSELS IN LEG: This could be a problem if it has lasted for a long time. I would certainly recommend you see your primary care physician as soon as possible. You may need a full examination including your heart. High blood pressure might be a cause, do not delay! ...Read more