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    Old 10-16-2005, 03:49 AM   #1
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    Visible Veins :\

    For about the past month I have noticed that within five minutes of standing up and staying standing that MANY veins on my arms, chest, hands, and feet will become very visible (you can see trace them from my shoulder to my hand, for example). I am a fair-skinned and skinny person so usually my veins are faintly visible, but upon standing many more veins appear and are very visible (it is embarassing). I am a bit concerned because this has been a recent occurance and I was wondering if anyone else experiences the same thing or has any idea what could be causing this? Thanks so much!

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    Re: Visible Veins :\

    I would say that once the body is up and in action, the blood surges through the body a bit faster and the veins expand to accommodate that.

    It's probably normal, but if you're not understanding what's happening, maybe a doc will fill you in on it.

    Are you having any other symptoms such as faint feeling, dizziness, pains in the chest or throat area..etc?

    I think it's something that's just come to mind for you, and if you continue to focus on it.....something more may come of it...meaning, you'll become fixated on it and symptoms can exacerbate with thoughts.

    My hands flush when I'm in a stressful situation. The thoughts that snowballed with the exacerbation of the redness kept me from some situations.....cognitive therapy helped me see that it was a physiological response to thoughts. Even though I do get it still at times, I don't let the thoughts take over.

    Just to clarify....when you stand, your blood pressure will rise, the veins will accommodate.

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