Varicose Veins & Spider Veins-oh, my!

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Teri16
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   Posted 6/19/2005 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems like only a very few years ago, I woke up and saw one spider vein and thought, 'Oh, No!, I'm getting old!' skull  Now after spotting a couple on the face and many others on my arms and legs, I just look at them and say, 'Oh, No!, I'm getting older!' devil
 
So I wondered if any one else sort of wondered why they have them?! 
 
I know they're fairly common and men as well as women get them, although, more women overall have them.
 
I don't think the cause is the same for any of us.  I wore a face lotion all one summer, and didn't read the complete insert.  (Yes, it was one that said it would help 'minimize' wrinkles.) cool When I suddenly realized as the tan faded and fall approached that I'd acquired several more spider veins on the face...yes, the insert said do not wear in the sun as it may cause spider veins. sad   So the wrinkles are loooooking goooood-but the cheeks are a little rosier...
 
I wanted some help to explain the reason for some of these little and big veins and low and behold...
 
It's called   http://4woman.gov
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/25/2005 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Here is another article re "Varicose veins and telangiectasia (spider veins), they are the visible surface manifestations of an underlying venous insufficiency syndrome. Venous insufficiency syndromes allow venous blood to escape from a normal flow path and flow in a retrograde direction into an already congested leg.

http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic475.htm
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