Overall health: Have you experienced your veins popping out?
Have you experienced your veins popping out? Are you worried that it is a sign of a serious medical problem? This article will talk about how prominent, bulging veins are caused and when to know if they are a sign of something serious. Click here to find out more about this topic.
Causes of bulging veins
Veins that bulge out do so for several reasons. However, most of the reasons are harmless and normal. If you work out, lift weights and are generally fit, veins popping out may be a good sign of your fitness and overall health. If you have low body fat, your veins may bulge out over the skin.
The budging of these veins may also be in your genetics. As people age, skin tends to become thinner. This will cause veins to pop out even if there is no cause for worry.
When to worry about veins popping out
Most veins that bulge are usually harmless, however, if you experience pain or any other symptoms listed below, especially around the area of the vein that is popping out, you may have a more serious vascular disease and might need to see your doctor.
Skin changes. The most common type of skin change is discoloration.
Muscle weakness. Weak muscles may be a sign of vascular disease.
Heavy feeling in the limbs. Having a heavy feeling in the limbs especially in the area surrounding the affected vein may mean that there is an obstruction somewhere in your vascular system.
Reduced mobility. This may be a sign of vascular obstruction, such as in the vein or even artery as well.
Shortness of breath and fatigue. If you have a hard time breathing or have the constant feeling of being tired, coupled with a vein that is popping out, visit your doctor.
Pain. If there is a pain in the site of the popped-out vein, this may be a sign of an obstruction in your veins or arteries.
What are the treatment options?
For varicose veins, treatment can be obtained from your doctor. Laser therapy and other forms of treatment can be administered to get rid of the prominent and noticeable veins. As for any vascular disease that causes veins to pop out, your doctor will need to evaluate you for a vascular disease before they administer any treatment. In any case, if you experience any pain or discomfort with your bulging veins, it is a wise idea to visit your doctor.
What you can do
Many people have veins popping out. Bear in mind that this is not a problem for most people. However, if you are concerned about the way your body looks because of these veins, consult your doctor. If there is a medical issue that is causing your veins to pop out, your doctor will be able to get to the root cause and recommend treatment. On the other hand, if there is nothing wrong but still want to get treatment, your doctor is still the best person to run to for advice when it comes to this.