Why do older people’s veins start to show more with age?



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    There are several different reasons for veins starting to become more visible as people age, but one of the most common is a condition known as varicose veins. It often affects veins in the legs, but can occur elsewhere in the body, too. When the valves that prevent blood that’s being pumped up towards the heart from “backsliding” towards the ground lose their efficiency, blood flows downward to swell the veins, which become visible or more visible if they’re near the surface.

    Another possibility is telangiectasia (or spider veins), which is often associated with varicose veins, and has an appearance that’s similar except somewhat smaller and less prominent.

    Some people are more genetically predisposed to the above conditions than others.

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