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The benefits and risks of angioplasty after a heart attack

Angioplasty is performed in order to open the blood vessels that supply the heart with blood. If you have experienced a heart attack, you may have been referred for an angioplasty. The procedure is often performed in cases where it is necessary to open up the blood vessels, also known...
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Can you prevent spider veins?

There are a few ways to prevent new spider veins from developing and maintain the results of your sclerotherapy or laser treatment. Spider veins are, in most cases, small and harmless. They do not cause any pain, but they can be removed for cosmetic reasons. If you have already been...
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Can anxiety cause excessive sweating?

There is often a link between anxiety and excessive sweating, although hyperhidrosis can be caused by a number of factors. It\'s no secret that anxiety can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including sweating. But is sweating always just a side effect of anxiety? In some cases, excessive sweating may...
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Are spider veins dangerous?

Spider veins are not typically harmful, and are usually just a cosmetic concern. Spider veins, while often cosmetically unappealing, are not generally dangerous. However, in some cases they can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. If you have spider veins and are concerned about their appearance and/or...
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What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins occur when the veins don\'t function as they should. Varicose veins are a common condition that can be a cosmetic concern, but which can also cause discomfort and pain. Varicose veins are caused by a number of factors, including increased blood volume in the legs due to age...
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What to eat after angioplasty

It is important to eat a heart-healthy diet following an angioplasty procedure. Angioplasty is a procedure that is performed in order to open coronary arteries that have become blocked as a result of coronary artery disease. The procedure helps to restore proper blood flow to the heart and improve overall...
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How to treat facial blushing

Excessive facial blushing can be addressed with ETS surgery. If you are prone to facial blushing, you will know that the issue can be quite uncomfortable and embarrassing. Blushing refers to a sensation of warmth, as well as reddening that affects the face, neck and upper chest. Some individuals will...
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How to get rid of spider veins

Spider veins can be effectively treated with advanced laser therapy. Spider veins are characterised by fine, red lines on the skin that often form in clusters. Also known as telangiectasia, spider veins are most often harmless, but can be a cause of concern because of how they affect the appearance...
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Can anything be done about my excessive sweating?

This is driving me crazy! I hear this commonly. Its impact is generally under-estimated. For patients, this problem can be devastating How many people encounter this problem? Excessive sweating affects up to 2% of the population. The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. It can be the source of...
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What should I know about varicose veins?

How common are varicose veins? Varicose veins is the most common vascular disorder seen by vascular surgeons. For many patients, the veins are merely unsightly, causing little or no discomfort. Varicose veins can cause discomfort in the leg, and other symptoms such as itchiness and a feeling of heat. Are...