Are you concerned about any tiny, thread-like, colored appearances over your body? Or are you aware of spider veins? Let’s discuss it in detail.
Spider veins are thin veins that are just under the skin and are visible in variable colors, most commonly blue, purple, or red. Usually, one gets on its legs, but sometimes on the face, hands, and chest. Usually, they give a very unpleasant appearance, but some may also experience discomfort, affecting their quality of life.
Spider veins occur when blood valves inside the veins stop working. These valves are responsible for preventing the backflow of blood so that blood flows towards the heart. This leads to the pooling of blood in veins and eventually the appearance of spider veins.
You might be concerned that some people get spider veins while some don’t. It can be a cosmetic discomfort or a symptomatic problem. Not everyone gets these spider veins. The main reason is damaged valves, but several other factors govern this damage. It can be a genetic reason, obesity, pregnancy, sun exposure, inactivity, or hormones. Testosterone act as a preventive factor, as females naturally have testosterone but in very low amounts that’s why females tend to experience spider veins more often than males.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plans. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.