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What type of therapy uses heat to cause the blood vessels to dilate?

What type of therapy uses heat to cause the blood vessels to dilate?

More information: This is pretty vague. More information is needed to know how to answer. For example, a simple warm compress, bengay, tiger balm, etc causes local blood vessels to dilate. Give us more specifics and we can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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If a hot shower opens up Blood vessels why not do spa therapy for CAD patients?

If a hot shower opens up
Blood vessels why not do spa therapy for CAD patients?

BP drops: Along with vasodilation of arteries, the blood pressure can drop. If a patient had blockage of arteries, the dropped BP can result in no blood flow. Therefore, potential heart attack. ...Read more

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When I bend my head forward I get dizzy or side to side MRI was fine, could it be blood vessels? I start p.t. for vesbular therapy on neck tomorrow.

When I bend my head forward I get dizzy or side to side MRI was fine, could it be blood vessels? I start p.t. for vesbular therapy on neck tomorrow.

Could be. : Not as likely in your age. Vertebral artery narrowing can cause dizziness. These vessels can be damaged in neck trauma. If you have had no recent accidents then they are probably ok. These vessels can become narrow when people are 50 or older. If therapy does not work, ask your doctor to check the blood vessels in your head and neck. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn on my legs and the blood vessels broke which caused tiny red clusters of dots all over. How long does it take to heal? treatments?

I got a bad sunburn on my legs and the blood vessels broke which caused tiny red clusters of dots all over. How long does it take to heal? treatments?

Usually : a second degree burn which will cause capillary damage and/or bleeding. You can use mild antiseptic ointment or get Rx medication from your physician. Time frame- 2-3 weeks. Consider SPF of 40 or greater. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laser treatment of leg veins?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laser treatment of leg veins?

It Depends: First, it depends upon which type of laser treatment you are referring to: treatment of superficial spider veins vs endovenous ablation of incompetent superficial veins. For the former, likely not necessary. Before endovenous ablation, depends on a patient's comorbidities, current medications (e.g. Warfarin). For specific recommendations for you, consult with your primary physician. ...Read more

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What treatment options are there for a 2-year-old blood clot in the femoral and popliteal veins?

What treatment options are there for a 2-year-old blood clot in the femoral and popliteal veins?

Depends: This depends in your symptoms. Compression therapy helps with swelling, pain and even ulceration. This can be in the form of stockings or bandages. There are other options but you should see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot sitting at saphenous junction and my dr. Chose not to medicate as I am nursing. I recently had laser therapy on my vericose veins?

I have a blood clot sitting at saphenous junction and my dr. Chose not to medicate as I am nursing.  I recently had laser therapy on my vericose veins?

Needs to be watched.: There is a term called heat induced thrombosis which is a clot that forms at the saphenofemoral junction following laser ablation. This usually occurs within 1 week of the procedure and should spontaneously resolve within 3 weeks of the lasering. If the clot is of a certain size or doesn't resolve in this time period, it may require blood thinners. You at least need follow up ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What is the best radiologic testing to find damage to the blood vessels of the neck?

What is the best radiologic testing to find damage to the blood vessels of the neck?

It depends: It depends on what they are looking for. Conventional angiography is still considered the 'gold standard'. However, it is invasive. In practice, lower risk non-invasive tests like CT angiography, MR angiography, or sonography can answer most clinical questions. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dilated varicose veins?

What is the best treatment for dilated varicose veins?

Evaluation: Varicose veins is a term that is used by patients and physician to cover a wide variety of vein problems. From spider veins to ropy veins to frank venous aneurysm. Physician examination to include focused ultrasound review of the veins is key. Ultrasound review must include review of venous flow patterns looking for venous reflux or backward venous flow. Treatment is then based on findings. ...Read more

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