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What Causes Veins To Be More Visible
Many possiblities: There are many possibilities why vein may be more visible. Standing on feet for a longer amount of time for several days, increased hydration, but one common cause is pregnancy. Veins also tend to be more visible in thin or fair skinned individual. If it a concern please see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more
Heat and hydration.: The size of the veins in the hands and fingers change constantly. The most common reasons for hand and finger veins to increase would be hydration and vasodilation from heat or increased physical exertion. There is also an aging component where the veins would dilate as the tissue volume decreases but this should not be the case in a 24 year old. I do not think that you need to worry about this. ...Read more
Only not controlled: Hydrocephlus is a condition that can build up pressure in the brain. If pressure builds up, the veins on the head and neck may dilate and be more visible. If the pressure is well controlled, the veins will be normal. You need to get a thorough evaluation to be sure the shunt is working well and no pressure problem has developed. ...Read more
Depends on Location: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination. Hand veins may require fillers or fat transfer. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Think skin in: certain areas of the body is more transparent and structure that lie right under it such as veins can be more pronounced ...Read more
Middle age problem: Get plenty of exercise, eat well, get plenty of rest, avoid multiple hours in front of computer, avoid smoking or smoke filled rooms, avoid too much sun exposure. Sometimes even following all these guidelines thin skin can reveal underlying veins. If these are normal veins they will be hard to remove. If they are spider veins then laser treatment may be available. A photo would be helpful. ...Read more
Can fibroglymgia cause congested nails capillaries? And red lunulas. If not could you list the most possible causes for this please
Scleroderma: Could increase capillarity just under the nail, below cuticle, reynaud's could cause discoloration of the finger tip. Fm is not associated directly with peripheral blood flow changes. ...Read more
Is it true that a contracted abdomenal viscera causes the pupils to be more dilated and a more slack abdomen causes the pupils to be more constricted?
Intriguing: Abdominal muscle contraction would occur in animals involved in fight or flight (sympathetic response) as would pupillary dilation in order to see more. Relaxation (think rest, digestion, orgasm, & bladder & bowel evacuation) is a parasympathetic response; associated with reduced pupillary dilation. So is not so much one causes other, but that these effects would be aligned. Very interesting. ...Read more
Carelessness: Contusion- bruising on the brain can be caused by bad luck, but more often they are a result of carelessness when people don't wear bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, or helmets on 4 wheelers. They are careless in their pursuit of fun and don't follow proper techniques to protect their brain. Be careful, plan carefully, and go through a little inconvenience to save the brain! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Many: Cts means that the median nerve in your wrist is compressed or irritated as it travels through the carpal tunnel. In addition to the median nerve, there are several tendons in the carpal tunnel. Inflammation of these tendons causes swelling which can compress the median nerve. Factors that increased likelyhood of cts are:pregnancy, excessive typing, and repetitive use of the hands. ...Read more
Multiple reasons.: Facial veins like hand veins often change in size throughout the day and is due to many factors such as hydration, sun exposure, hereditary, heat, physical activity, stress and anything that would make the veins dilate or constrict. There are also some medical conditions such as heart failure, kidney and liver failure which could contribute but not in a healthy 34 Y.O. ...Read more
Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
DNA, blood pressure: Aneurysm disease runs in families. Some patients have family members who died from aneurysm disease but it was attributed to something else. Investigate your family medical history. The other biggest factor is high blood pressure. Make sure your blood pressure is under control. A final risk factor is smoking. Smoking is bad for many reasons, and it makes aneurysms grow faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Venous reflux: Superficial venous insufficiency or reflux means blood is not flowing 'up' properly so it can sit in your feet, ankle and legs causing them to swell or the veins to appear large. A phlebologist or vein specialist can help you sort this out with an ultrasound. Phlebology.Org for a list of docs. ...Read more
What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.
What lesions?: Excess physical exertion isn't a risk factor for any vascular disease. "arterial lesions" often means atherosclerosis, a very serious disease for which fitness is actually protective. You're right to be curious about disease, but avoid letting personal impressions or emotional beliefs influence what you do or share with others -- whether it concerns, health, money, love or anything else important. ...Read more
What can cause a prominent eye vein to appear and not go away? Normal ophthalmic exam. Could this slightly moveable vein be causing some vision disturbances in the area when blinking, bending, etc?
No: Arteries and veins don't twitch. Muscles twitch, but not blood vessels, ...Read more
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