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Can anyone tell me is visible leg veins a side effect of anorexia ?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Probably .

Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people.
In anorexia you loose body fat and because you are so thin, the veins become more prominent and easily seen since they are not covered by fatty tissue.

In brief: Probably .

Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people.
In anorexia you loose body fat and because you are so thin, the veins become more prominent and easily seen since they are not covered by fatty tissue.
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