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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Weak Blood Vessels (Definition)

Weak blood vessels are prone to easy breaking. This may make a person ...Read more


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Possible to have "weak" blood vessels? Sometimes after working out I get a bad bruise on leg which fades to a little knot before slowly going away.

Possible to have "weak" blood vessels? Sometimes after working out I get a bad bruise on leg which fades to a little knot before slowly going away.

Likely Hematoma: You may be working out too hard and rupturing your blood vessels into the exercised muscles. Take it easier, and build up to heavy reps rather than jumping right in. Now, it is possible that your vessels break easily (are "weak"), or your blood is "thin" (you don't clot normally). Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatories (unless you get a hematoma, when they are helpful); try vitamin c. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin complex that can help to recover weak blood vessels in nose?

Is there any vitamin complex  that can help to recover weak blood vessels in nose?

No: Unsure what you mean by "weak blood vessels" but I will assume you have had bloody noses with minimal or no trauma. There are vascular complexes in the nasal septum that are subject to easy injury, especially if the weather is dry or you have allergies. Make sure your environment is humidified and that your blood pressure is OK. Some bleeding disorders (and meds like aspirin) can worsen it. ...Read more

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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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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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Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head,feels like a blood vessels popping,also feeling very weak.a After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head,feels like a blood vessels popping,also feeling very weak.a After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific treatment. Less likely would be an inflamed temporal artery. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if this symptom persists. ...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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Mom had angio 2stents in her veins 1.5month ago and lost blood.Now hmg is normal for useing ironpills, stoped pills caused high ferratin.Why still weak?

Mom had angio 2stents in her veins 1.5month ago and lost blood.Now hmg is normal for useing ironpills, stoped pills caused high ferratin.Why still weak?

Weakness: Anemia is one of the causes of weakness but with normal hemoglobin that will be less likely. Low blood pressure could cause dizziness. Cause of weaknesd should be evaluated as well cause of hypotension. Deconditioning and lack activity are physiologic cause of weakness. ...Read more

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Mom had angio 2stents in her veins 1.5month ago and lost blood.Now hgm is normal for useing ironpills, stoped pills caused high ferratin.Why still weak?

Mom had angio 2stents in her veins 1.5month ago and lost blood.Now hgm is normal for useing ironpills, stoped pills caused high ferratin.Why still weak?

Good question: Fixing one problem does not mean that everything else will be normal. Mom needs to talk to her family physician to track down something else causing her to be weak. ...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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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