What Does It Mean If You Have Blue Veins?

Why are my veins showing?

As you age, your skin becomes thinner and, at the same time, your veins weaken, getting stretched out and collecting more pooled blood.

In combination, these two elements contribute to larger veins that are easily visible through your skin..

Why are my veins turning purple?

The blood going out to your body in the arteries is full of oxygen, which makes the blood bright red. But the blood coming back from your body in the veins is darker because your body parts have used up the oxygen in the blood. That’s why veins look purple or blue.

What does it mean when you can see your veins in your chest?

Also called superficial thrombophlebitis, this condition is caused by inflammation of a vein in the breast or chest wall, making the vein visible under the skin. It might be caused by hard exercise, a tight-fitting bra, or a surgical procedure. In some cases, it can be a sign of cancer.

Does drinking water make your veins more visible?

When the body is properly hydrated, veins become more dilated. Try to take in extra fluids the day before an infusion. If kids don’t want to drink water, a sports drink or juice is fine.

Are bulging veins a sign of dehydration?

When you’re dehydrated, your brain tissue loses water causing brain shrinkage and pain surrounding the brain. Dehydration also lowers blood flow and oxygen to the brain, which leads to dilated blood vessels in the brain that increase swelling and inflammation.

What does it mean if veins are really blue?

If the veins are dark blue in color and look swollen or distorted, you may have varicose veins. Varicose veins aren’t always a cause for concern but should be checked out by your doctor to dismiss the possibility of any vascular problems.

What causes veins to be more visible?

Age. As you get older, your skin gets thinner and loses elasticity, making your veins more visible. Also, as you age, your valves in your veins weaken. This can cause blood to pool in your veins for a longer period of time.

What does the color of my veins mean?

Check the veins in your wrist or ankle for clues about your undertone. Veins that have a Blue to Purple color indicate a COOL undertone. Veins with a Blue to Green color indicate a NEUTRAL undertone. Veins with a Green to Olive color indicates a WARM undertone. Foundations have a cool, warm or neutral tone as well.

How do I get rid of veiny hands?

Sclerotherapy uses a series of tiny injections to shrink veins in your hands. Doctors use it to get rid of the large, bulging veins that often accompany age and give your hands a gnarled look. Sclerotherapy is also the treatment of choice for varicose veins and spider veins on the legs.

How do I get rid of visible veins?

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA): EVLT and RFA are newer treatments. They often replace the need to surgically remove a vein. Both treatments work inside the vein to destroy it. Dermatologists use EVLT to treat spider veins and small varicose veins.