Our veins have an intelligent system of one-way valves that play an important role in delivering oxygen-poor blood from the body back to the heart. Normally, we don’t think much about our veins until we see them appear under the skin.
If your veins have become visible and you can’t understand why this happened, don’t worry. Sometimes prominent veins can tell us about certain health problems, but in many cases, they have natural causes that are not dangerous to your health.
We study the reasons why our veins can become visible and this is what we learn.
Why Are My Veins Becoming More Visible?
5. Visible Veins May Be Normal For Your Skin Type
Vein experts say people with light skin are more likely to have visible veins than those with darker skin tones. Thin skin can also be a reason. As we age, the layer of fat under the skin becomes thinner and thinner.
That is why the elderly often have prominent veins on the hands, legs, and other parts of the body. Also, some people’s veins are naturally closer to the surface of their skin.
4. Veins May Become Prominent After Exercising
Popping veins during a workout is normal. When you exercise, your muscles work, they bulge and push your veins to the surface of the skin, making them visible. After exercise, your muscles retract and your veins become less visible.
3. Many Women Observe Popped Up Veins During Pregnancy
Visible veins are a problem that many pregnant women face and there is nothing to worry about. The blood volume of a pregnant woman is higher than that of a non-pregnant woman, and the veins are trying to keep this increase in the amount of blood.
The vessel network is working overtime to transport the largest volume of blood around the woman’s body to nourish the fetus. If you have visible veins during pregnancy but have never had them before, they are likely to “disappear” after delivery.
2. Bulging Veins Are Normal If You Have Low Body Fat
Low body fat can also be a reason for your veins to become visible. Thin people have a thin layer of fat under the skin, and that thin layer of fat cannot completely cover the veins, making them more prominent.
1. There Are Cases When Prominent Veins Are A Reason To Visit The Doctor
As we said earlier, in many cases the prominent veins are normal and healthy and there is nothing to worry about. However, if the bulging veins are accompanied by other symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, ulcers near the veins, or swollen veins, you should consult a doctor.
These symptoms can be caused by health problems such as varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, and venous diseases, and should not be ignored.
Have you ever had prominent veins? Did that worry you? Tell us in the comments!