Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
- Q What are varicose veins?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyVaricose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that develop in the legs and ankles as a result of circulation problems. They are typically visible just beneath the surface of the skin. Full Answer
- Q What are spider veins?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologySpider veins are those red, purple, or blue lines that can be seen through the skin, often found on your legs. They are actually dilated blood vessels that have been turned or twisted, and thus can be seen through the skin. Full Answer
- Q What causes varicose veins?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineVaricose veins occur when valves preventing backflow of blood returning to the heart become weakened (often because of pregnancy or weight gain), and blood pools in the veins of the legs, causing them to bulge. You can reduce some of the symptoms (like... Full Answer