For what are blue veins in my hands?

Blue veins in the hands are typically a sign of superficial veins that are visible just under the skin. These veins are responsible for carrying blood back to the heart from the hands and arms and are like spider veins that can appear on the legs.

Some common causes of blue veins in the hands include:

  • Age: As people get older, their vein valves can become weak and less effective, which can cause blood to pool in the veins.
  • Genetics: Some people are more likely to develop blue veins in their hands because of their family history.
  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes can affect the vein walls and valves and increase the risk of blue veins in the hands.
  • Sun exposure: Sun exposure can cause spider veins to appear on the face.
  • Prolonged standing or sitting: When people stand or sit for extended periods of time, the blood in their veins can pool and cause blue veins in their hands.

Blue veins in the hands are not usually a serious health concern, but they can be unsightly and may cause some discomfort. Treatment options include sclerotherapy, laser therapy and microphlebectomy. Many people choose to live with blue veins in their hands as they are not a major health concern, but if they are causing discomfort or embarrassment, it is best to consult a medical professional to discuss the available treatment options.

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