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What causes prominent veins on the forearm?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: Yes.

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.

In brief: Yes.

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.
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Exercise

Exercise tends to make veins more prominent.

In brief: Exercise

Exercise tends to make veins more prominent.
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