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Veins Sticking 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
Yes: If you are exhaling, that forces blood up into your head, so that's normal. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am a thin person and been noticing a vein sticking out on left side of neck.How can you tell if it is internal or external jugular vein?
External: It's most likely the external jugular vein as the internal is fairly deep and below the muscle. ...Read more
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
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
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