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What could cause spider veins on my upper back?

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Spider viens on my upper back

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  RK replied 7 years ago.

Age and sex?

How many are there?

Alcohol intake?

Can you send a picture?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Female and 49

There are 4 clusters and a few thin lines and I drink a few nights a week

I can't send pictures

Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 7 years ago.

Many factors increase a person's chances of developing varicose or spider veins. These include: Increasing Age; having family members with vein problems ; hormonal changes- during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause; taking birth control pills . Obesity, sun exposure, which can cause spider veins .

What can be done - Heat dilates blood vessels so the veins are more visible after hot showers or baths. Try cool, quick showers instead of hot soaks. Cold compresses can also temporarily hide veins.

Weight may also be a problem. Exercise and dietary changes to lose weight will be very beneficial to relieving varicose veins.

Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods. Eating fiber reduces the chances of constipation which can contribute to varicose veins. High fiber foods include fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, like bran.

Clothing that is too tight, including shoes or boots, will restrict circulation and may be the cause of your varicose veins by not allowing the blood to properly flow through your body.

Dr Bhumika, Allergy specialist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 3197
Experience: 6 years of experience as a family physician, general practioner; MD -Chest Diseases; Allergy, Asthma
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