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Is this the same on both hands?
To be frank I would not be at all worried about thus
I just noticed this yesterday for some reason, have high BP and didn't know why they disapear when I raise my arm
If it were only one hand then that could be an issue but as it is both you have no need to worry.
extremely strange that it just started showing up, maybe age or diet?
Veins always vanish when you raise your hands - the blood in them is under low pressure - so if you place your hands above the level of your heart the blood flows out of them under gravity
why would it just start showing up
the converse is also true - bend over and touch your toes - blood flows into them and they fill
so nothing to worry about
your veins can be more prominent for a few reasons - warm enviroment for example
it is not a symptom of any disease - but can be if just on one sde
yes - nothing to worry about
have you any other symptoms that you are anxious about?
I'm just curious, I know it's getting warmer and I just notice this, I work out of my garage office, but does age have a lot to do with this
as we age we tend to have less fat in our arms / hands so our veins can seem more prominent
someone said if the veins look green that could be a sign of a problem
you can often observe very obvious veins in an older person especially if they are thin
so the color has no problem
the color is irrelevant
by the way, I get the red splotches on my arms that kind of scale over and then go away, what is that
lots of possible causes!
sun spots ( aktinic keratosis) , psoriasis etc
I guess, it could be diet or whatever, but they do go away.
you would need to let a dr have a look at these
definitely not sun spots
ok - difficult to make a precise diagnosis without seeing them!
well Doc, I guessed you earned your money, I feel better now mentally. thanks for your comments thanks for your help
you are very welcome
guess, I'm just getting old (er)
as are we all!
thanks for your help
have a good day