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How Do Blood Vessels Break? – Invaluable information if your blood vessels are breaking
Broken blood vessels are those thin little red, blue, or purple clusters of lines that may appear on your legs and face, as well as in your eyes. They look a bit like hairline marks, and they are caused by the blood vessels breaking under your skin. These clusters are also often referred to as thread veins or spider veins and are often inconspicuous, but sometimes they can have a deeper color and be unsightly, especially when they are on your face.
This, of course, sparks the question of what causes a burst blood vessel and why do these capillaries appear as spider veins? The answer is that they often happen because of some trauma (usually minor) that had been inflicted on the body. The appearance and cause of the burst blood vessels depends on their location on the body. There are two main types of blood vessels breaking in the skin. The first one is more like a bruise that is blue and/or purple in color. The second type looks like a red blood collection just under the skin.
Generally blood vessels will break (but not always) when a person happens to bang or bump against something hard. On the skin the burst blood vessels may take about two or three weeks for the healing process to be complete, and they are by no means a threat to your overall health. Some may be more painful and slower to heal, depending on the force of the impact. However, some burst blood vessels are more permanent and tend to break more easily under the person’s skin. This may be caused by the person’s high blood pressure. If you notice that your blood vessels are broken for no apparent reason (as in not having hurt your skin), then it is a good idea to see your physician, who may prescribe some blood pressure medications. These will, in turn, could heal any broken blood vessels on your skin.
You may also have burst blood vessels in your eyes. This is also referred to as subconjuctival hemorrhage. These may also be caused by traumas. Harsh sneezing, violent coughing, force from vomiting, or the force of heavy lifting could all cause blood vessels breaking in the eyes. These broken capillaries are not dangerous, but they can give you a pretty strong itch in the eyes. This can be taken care of with simple eye-drops or artificial tears. Using these drops could even repair the broken blood vessels in less than two weeks.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Blood Circulation2 Feb 2011|