A 38-year-old member asked:
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why are guys veins so large and bulgy compared to women's?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
More exercise!: Strenous muscular work demands more arterial blood flow, and therefore more venous return! I have large veins on arms (wresting, weighltifting), but when i took up mountain biking, the veins hypertrophied on the legs!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Distribution: Women have an extra layer of fat under their skin which makes the skin more supple and smooth. It also is a matrix in which the veins are distributed and so women's veins are far less prominent. The exception is the type of diet that female body builders undergo causing the skin fat layer to thin out and making the veins more prominent in this group.
Answered on Feb 11, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not exactly. It is physical activity. Same true for men and women!
Feb 11, 2013

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