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Why does the vein in your neck stick out when you get older?

Why does the vein in your neck stick out when you get older?

Visible Neck Veins : Veins in the neck can be enlarged or distended for many reasons. Some reasons benign and some secondary to more ominous problems. Loss of facial fat and thinning of the skin can make veins appear more prominent. Distal obstruction or heart pump failure can make veins appear enlarged or distended. Singers can have enlarged veins due to being pumped up like muscle builders. See your vein physician. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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On my left side on neck the vein pops out, why?

On my left side on neck the vein pops out, why?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins seem to be normal.L. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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The vein in the left side of my neck sticks out. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: Veins in the neck can be prominent for many normal or abnormal reasons. You should show your doctor who can put this in context with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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What to do if i popped a vein on my neck 10points?

What to do if i popped a vein on my neck 10points?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins are most likely normal. ...Read more

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I have a what i think is a vein on the left side of my neck. It seems to get bigger if i touch it and when i breath it goes in and out and when i touc?

I have a what i think is a vein on the left side of my neck. It seems to get bigger if i touch it and when i breath it goes in and out and when i touc?

Jugular: The most prominent vein in the neck is the jugular vein that drains into the chest and then the heart via the superior vena cava...As it is in such close proximitry to the heart it will reflect the strength of the heart..In halation will make the vein collapse while straining wil produc ehte opposite effect. ...Read more

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While. What is the cause of my bulging neck vein when angry and how can I hide it?

While. What is the cause of my bulging neck vein when angry and how can I hide it?

Calm down: Anger causes one to strain, thus increasing the pressure within the chest. This pressure is transmitted to the veins in the chest, and upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins, increased redness. A good example is when one sees a singer holding a note, or when a weight lifter strains to hold the barbells. Relax, count to ten taking slow breaths in and out to hide them. ...Read more

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