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Could poor circulation be the cause of my spider veins?

Could poor circulation be the cause of my spider veins?

Not exactly: They aren't due to poor arterial circulation, which would be more concerning. Though causes are numerous, an important one to be aware of is superficial venous insufficiency: increased pressure in leg veins due to faulty vein valves. If such veins are symptomatic or aggregate in certain areas such as the ankle , they may point to an underlying easily treatable condition that may otherwise worsen. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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Would spider veins be from circulation problems?

Would spider veins be from circulation problems?

Not really: Usually when people talk about circulation problems they are talking about arterial flow. Problems here wouldn't have any impact on causing spider veins. On the other hand, spider veins can result from having larger veins that aren't working properly below the surface of the skin. So technically, there is a venous circulation problem, but it is usually so minimal that you never in any real danger. ...Read more

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Sudden rise in cherry angioma, spider veins and keratosis pilaris. Could it be an allergic reaction, circulation problem, or hormonal changes (i'm 31)?

Many factors: It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction. However it does sound suspicious for a hormonal problem. If you have recently changed oral contraceptives you may want to condiser this as one possible source. Spider veins may be indicative of unfolded lying venous problems and should also be evaluated. Consider discussing this with a dermatologist or your internist who may want to perform an exam & labs. ...Read more

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Why my neck veins feel dry? Like poor circulation.. How to improve veins/circulation?

Why my neck veins feel dry? Like  poor circulation.. How to improve veins/circulation?

Normal: By dry I am assuming you mean empty. If you don't notice any bulging neck veins while standing up, that is pretty normal. You may see more bulging while lying down or especially if you are upside down. We look at neck veins to see if someone is fluid overloaded. This is not a very accurate/sensitive test. If you feel you are dehydrated, drink more fluids. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins imply poor circulation and possible increase in risk of heart disease?

Do varicose veins imply poor circulation and possible increase in risk of heart disease?

No: Varicose veins are due to incompetent valves in the veins of the legs. It does not reflect on your heart. When you stand for long periods of time, gravity assists in pooling of the blood in the lower extremities. The same happens when sitting for long periods of time since blood flow back to the heart is impeded by the pressure on the back of your legs. ...Read more

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Does having varicose veins means that you have bad circulation in your blood?

Not exactly: Varicose veins are a condition related to weak valves or prior injury to veins, most often in the legs. Blood circulation would be normal, but blood return through the veins could be seen as enlarged or tortuous veins. Bad venous disease can result in leg swelling, leg edema, skin discoloration, or even venous ulcers of the lower leg. ...Read more

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What could cause spider veins all over my body?

What could cause spider veins all over my body?

Genetics, pregnancy.: Spider veins, or more formally known as telangiectasias, are a common part of the aging process, and can appear in multiple areas of the body, but are typically seen in the legs, face, neck and chest. The most common causes include family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, hormonal influences, and occupations or activities where one sits ar stands for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Getting a pricking pain in the left side only, starting from the hips till the ankles.Could also see some spider veins.What could be the cause?

Getting a pricking pain in the left side only, starting from the hips till the ankles.Could also see some spider veins.What could be the cause?

Doubt SV: Type of pain more in keeping with radiculopathy (radiation from upper leg to lower.). Spider veins can hurt in localized area and will not radiate to other areas. Hip pathology can result in pain going down the leg. See orthopedist for definitive answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas are a blood vessel condition where there is a red spot with "spider-like" protrusions extending around it, just below the skin. They may be asymptomatic or found at birth, but may ...Read more


Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more