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What To Do If Your Blood Vessel Popped
- Ruptured blood vessels can be very painful
- Some causes of broken blood vessels include: high blood pressure and poor circulation
- There are two categories of peripheral vascular disease: peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease
Popped blood vessels are no fun wherever they occur. They are painful, can cause swelling and bruising, and take a good deal of time to go away. If you find that you have an eye blood vessel popped, you could experience blurred vision, bloodshot eyes, and even some discomfort such as dry eye. When you have an eye blood vessel popped, it could be caused from a variety of things, such as strenuous exercising, vomiting, pregnancy, high blood pressure, some medications including ones for erectile dysfunction and digitalis based formulas, and diabetes. If you have an eye blood vessel popped, it will take up to 3 weeks to go away.
A blood vessel popped is a form of small blood vessel disease. Blood vessel disease falls into two categories: peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease. The first category affects the vessels that carry the blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The second category affect the vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart from the rest of the body. Anyone who suffers from either type of blood vessel disease are dealing with a lack of blood circulating to the furthest parts of the body – such as the hands and feet – and these areas not receiving enough oxygen.
If you are suffering from a blood vessel popped, then there is a good indication that you have an obstruction somewhere along the vessel line. When this happens, the flow of blood through the vessel is hindered and it can cause the blood vessel to constrict or dilate. If the blood vessel is stretched too much, it will pop, causing the blood to flood beneath the skins surface and causes bruising. In the case of a popped eye blood vessel, it causes the eye to become bloodshot. Blurred vision and dry eye problems can occur when this happens. Blood vessel disease is also the cause of strokes and aneurysms when the blood vessels to the brain are blocked. Chronic occlusive arterial disease is a condition people also suffer when the arteries to other parts of the body become fully or partially blocked which also leads to additional problems.
Blood vessel treatment can include a variety of different things depending on what is causing the problem. Quite often a change in diet is helpful and is accompanied by anti-clotting drugs such as pentoxifylline or other anti-clotting drugs such as aspirin unless the patient is suffering from peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes and high blood pressure are also causes of blood vessel disease and if they cause enough damage to the arteries, blood vessel treatment could include surgery, balloon angioplasty, heart bypass and other major invasive surgery to fix the condition. Unfortunately, if the blockage reoccurs – which happens in about 30% of the cases – patients will have to have the surgery procedure re-performed.
Other blood vessel treatments include:
– change of diet
– cardiovascular exercise
– non-smoking routine
– special clothing to help promote circulation
– natural remedies for high blood pressure and cholesterol treatment
– and sometimes prescribed medication
Blood vessel popped in the eye will take some time to heal.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Circulation Problems10 Feb 2009|