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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to do if I cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

What to do if I cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Firstly I would recommend evaluation by venous Doppler-sonogram to determine the source of the problem. If reflux is present, and thermal ablation of the vein would be recommended. Until that point I would urge the use of a compression stocking during daily activities, making efforts to place the stocking on the legs prior to the legs being dependent

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc. Told me that he will treat them with an injection. Is a laser therapy better?

What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc. Told me that he will treat them with an injection. Is a laser therapy better?

Varicose veins: There is not really a single "best" treatment, as treatments are tailored to your specific anatomy. Ultrasound is needed. The most common treatments are endovenous ablation with laser or radiofrequency energy, stab phlebectomies, and sclerotherapy. Often a combination of therapies is needed. Vascular surgeons are considered the "vein experts" as they can offer all possible treatment options.

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Help please? What is the best treatment for varicose veins?

Help please? What is the best treatment for varicose veins?

Varicose veins: There is not really a single "best" treatment, as treatments are tailored to your specific anatomy. Ultrasound is needed. The most common treatments are endovenous ablation with laser or radiofrequency energy, stab phlebectomies, and sclerotherapy. Often a combination of therapies is needed. Vascular surgeons are considered the "vein experts" as they can offer all possible treatment options.

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins?

What is the best treatment for 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.

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc. Told me that he will treat them with the injection.

What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc. Told me that he will treat them with the injection.

Maybe: There are a variety of treatments for varicose veins, depending on which veins are being treated. Foam injection sclerotherapy can be used for all veins, but the largest and deepest veins (the 'saphenous trunks') may also be treated by laser or radiofrequency ablation. Each option has its advantages and drawbacks.

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment medicine for red facial spider veins? . I don't have that many just a few

What is the best over-the-counter treatment medicine for red facial spider veins? . I don't have that many just a few

Make up: All you can do with over the counter products is to use a cover up make up, as dr. Nguyen suggested.

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Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

Varicose veins: There is not really a single "best" treatment, as treatments are tailored to your specific anatomy. Ultrasound is needed. The most common treatments are endovenous ablation with laser or radiofrequency energy, stab phlebectomies, and sclerotherapy. Often a combination of therapies is needed. Vascular surgeons are considered the "vein experts" as they can offer all possible treatment options.

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What's the best treatment for abdominal vericose veins from parasites?

What's the best treatment for abdominal vericose veins from parasites?

The veins that you: May see on the abdomen are not varicose at all. They point to an existing venous obstruction in the abdomen. For instance if a vein that bring blood from the gut to the lover, the portal vein is obstructed by lever disease you gave the need to drain somehow the blood. I do not know what parasites ur talking about, but I hope a physician is involved with the case...

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Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small blood vessels: This sounds like small little veins that are so small they just appear like blue spots. The key is that they disappear with pressure...This is called "blanching".

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