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Treatment of Abdominal Pain
Treatment of Swelling
Treatment of Blood in Urine
Removal Of Stitches Procedure
Treatment of Bruising
Dressings Of Wounds Procedure
Varicose Vein Laser Treatment
Treatment Of Deep Vein Thrombosis - Dvt
Treatment of Vasculitis
Treatment of Cellulitis
Vascular Surgery Treatment
Carotid Angioplasty And Stenting Procedure
Accident Injuries Treatment
Stem Cell Transplant
Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease
Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Treatment of Lymphoedema
Treatment of Soft Tissue Injury
Treatment of Venous Ulcer
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I have a lot of bulging nerves in my hands and legs. And it looks very bad. Please help me to find a solution for stopping it.
My palms veins are visible sometimes and sometimes it's not. I can see bluish/greenish vei in palms and sometimes it hurts even if I lift a remote. What can be the cause? I feel weakness and fatigue from long time.
My daughter in law is suffering from varicose veins in legs. What is the best treatment for this. She also have sudden breathing problem in deep slip. Kindly suggest.
I have dvt problem from last 6 years, I am using blood thinners and there is no sign of improvement, Please suggest me Is there any permanent solution for dvt?
Hi I have a foot drop in my right lower limb due to a fasciotomy surgery done for arterial thrombosis in the same limb. The condition persists since last February. Can it be treated or recovered from? I am currently working out with strength and cardio training.
The skin derives its color from melanocytes, which contain a pigment called melanin. Greater the content of melanin in the skin, darker is the complexion. The superficial blood vessels on the skin also add to the skin color.
There could, however, be discoloration which is often bluish, reddish, or a combination of these. This indicates underlying circulatory problems and is a cause for concern. If there was no direct impact or injury which has led to the discoloration, further investigation is required to rule out any serious underlying issue. Read on to know some of the common causes of discoloration and how to manage them.
Causes: While there could be transient reasons like touching something colorful, which left behind a color, the following circulatory problems can lead to bluish-reddish discoloration.
- Peripheral artery disease: PAD is where there is a narrowing of the blood vessels due to the accumulation of fatty deposits, in the form of plaque. This causes poor circulation and leads to discoloration
- Raynaud’s phenomenon: This is an autoimmune disorder where the arteries go into spasm and reduce blood flow, producing bluish tinged fingers and toes
- Blood clots: While blood clots are common due to direct injury in a particular area, sometimes blood clots can travel through circulation and get deposited in another area.
- Cyanosis: Cyanosis where there is reduced oxygen level and more of carbon dioxide level also leads to bluish discoloration, especially of the toes, fingers, and mucous membranes. This could be transient in extremely cold weather or high altitude, or could be due to circulatory system problems where the lung function is impaired.
- Anemia where the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity is reduced
- Heart valve diseases, usually congenital, leading to cyanosis in newborns
Symptoms: Because the body’s oxygen carrying capacity is reduced, there could be symptoms like:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Rapid rate of breathing.
- Chest pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Extreme fatigue.
- Inability to perform daily routine tasks.
- Tingling and numbness of the fingers and toes.
- Confusion (due to reduced oxygen to the brain).
The cure for the same would depend on the underlying condition. For conditions like peripheral arterial disease and Raynaud’s, treatment is general, and not specific to discolored toes and fingers. Improvement in overall health will ensure discoloration disappears too.
Prevention involves improving the overall quality of life, including: