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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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What are common causes of constriction and dilation of blood vessels?

What are common causes of constriction and dilation of blood vessels?

Changes in the Temp.: Exposing your self to high temp or low temp is the most common cause. Other reasons are certain medications and some diseases. ...Read more

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Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Heat stroke: will cause ataxia and anterior vermal cerebellar atrophy on CT / MRI. ( see photo ) With permission from my teaching file. ...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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Do allergic reactions constrict or dilate blood vessels?

Do allergic reactions constrict or dilate blood vessels?

Dilate: In the nose this leads to congestion and runny nose. If the reaction is systemic, then blood vessel dilation leads to low blood pressure. ...Read more