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thin skin?

Posted by Question on May 07, 2003 at 08:56:47:

as I am aging I've noticed more and more raised veins on my legs, even some bumpy -does this sound like my skin is just thinning like I know it does as we begin to age or what could it be? would it be necessary to begin having these injected now?



Re: thin skin?

Posted by Elisa on May 07, 2003 at 16:57:42:

In Reply to: thin skin? posted by Question on May 07, 2003 at 08:56:47:

Look around and you will notice that older people in
general have more prominent veins than young people.
The skin gets thinner (especially on feet and hands) as
we age and the veins become more visible. Also I think
the veins themselves stretch out with age and bulge
more.

Unless the veins are varicose, this may be perfectly
normal for you. It is genetic I suppose. Some people
have veins that rest closer to the skin's surface. Then
as we age and collagen disappears from the skin, the
veins become more visible and appear to bulge out
more.

I have noticed this myself in the past few years. I am in
my late 30's now and ten years ago I could not see
veins on my legs or hands at all, but now I do,
especially when the weather is warm.



Re: thin skin?

Posted by Beverly on May 07, 2003 at 17:13:18:

In Reply to: Re: thin skin? posted by Elisa on May 07, 2003 at 16:57:42:

how can you tell the difference between normal aging and varicose since i do have some that are actually lumpy? they aren't really large ones but are lumpy moderate size ones.

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Re: thin skin? (Archive in aging.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 08, 2003 at 06:28:35:

In Reply to: thin skin? posted by Question on May 07, 2003 at 08:56:47:

Hi, Question.

This is an average happening with aging--not necessarily normal. See the aging archives and consider practicing wellness to retard your rate of progression of aging.

Let us know what you experience in 6 months and a year.

Walt

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