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Why do weightlifters' veins stick out?

Why do weightlifters' veins stick out?

Easy question!: For lifting any weight, we stop breathing, we bear down, contract the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm as also during a bm or child birth. Suddenly, the beneficial negative thoracal pressure becomes very high making venous blood flow stop and veins will bulge in the face, head, chest, arms, legs. The higher the lifted weight, the more it is done, the more veins with time will stick out! ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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After I workout I have a large vein sticking out of my ankle why?

After I workout I have a large vein sticking out of my ankle why?

Pushin too Hard.: Working out causes an increase in arterial blood pressure. The increase allows more blood to exit the vessels at the arteriole and capillary levels. The increase of fluid in the tissue causes the muscle and tissues to swell and harden. These firmed up tissues push the veins to the skin. The veins appear to be bulging or sticking out. ...Read more

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My veins stick out in my leg what can I do?

My veins stick out in my leg what can I do?

See Vein Specialist: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

If: There is wrist swelling and pain the possibilities are either trauma, sprain ( not mentioned) or some inflammatory reaction such as tendinitis... If persisting highl;y suggest see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my veins stick out of my arms?

Why do my veins stick out of my arms?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 18 and I recently been noticing that when I smile i have veins sticking out in my neck. When I touch it, it hurts and Im really pale and tired?

Hi I'm 18 and I recently been noticing that when I smile i have veins sticking out in my neck. When I touch it, it hurts and Im really pale and tired?

Low fluids: One thing might be low in fluids. Do you drink enough water or liquids. Essentially the gorged veins might be a sign of a low volume throughout your body. The other possibility beyond fluids is definitely a weakness in the blood. One thing that comes to mind is a weak Iron concentration. So, I would encourage you to have at least 8 glasses of water a day. Also taking Iron might help. Gee ...Read more

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What if your around the age of 12-14 and thick blood veins stick out if your hand sometimes?

What if your around the age of 12-14 and thick blood veins stick out if your hand sometimes?

That's normal: Especially if you're a fitness buff -- you have a higher blood volume and the veins help hold it. Good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi when I smile I notice that veins stick out at my neck, I haven't noticed this before. I have a sinus infection, is this normal? Or not

Hi when I smile I notice that veins stick out at my neck, I haven't noticed this before. I have a sinus infection, is this normal? Or not

Probably normal: if you only see it a certain times. People who talk can notice the veins stick out on the neck towards the end of their sentence. Also those that are angry or holding their breath. If you other wise feel well this is not something to worry about ...Read more