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bulging veins in hands

Posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 01:15:00:

For the last few years I noticed that when my hands are horizontal or below, the veins fill and bulge on the tops. When I lift my hands upward vertically, the appearance of veins goes away. I have chronic wrist problems, but don't know if the two are related. Is this a concern, the bulging hand veins? What causes it? It makes my hands appear much older than my age...



Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by Raisa on October 14, 2001 at 09:03:10:

In Reply to: bulging veins in hands posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 01:15:00:

Hi, kmd -
I have always had bulging veins in my hands. My daughter also has had them for years (she is now 36). And my mother had them. So, from that I would say it's genetic. My mother used to say that we had "thin skin". Hope this helps.
Raisa



Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by Vince F on October 14, 2001 at 09:11:07:

In Reply to: bulging veins in hands posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 01:15:00:

K, isn't what you do to make the veins show and disapear
what Walt says to do to test for adrenal function ??

They say that the thickness of the skin is what makes
veins show or not. Guys veins usually show more than
wemens since they carry a lower % of body fat in general.
I think the skin does thin as we age.

VF



Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 11:24:11:

In Reply to: Re: bulging veins in hands posted by Vince F on October 14, 2001 at 09:11:07:

Thanks Vince, I can't find Walt's test for adrenal function - can you point me to it?

I don't think it is a skin thickness issue with me. I can see veins on my body where skin is thinner but on the tops of my hands the veins are literally bulging, like there is something wrong with them.



Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by Vince F on October 14, 2001 at 13:41:58:

In Reply to: Re: bulging veins in hands posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 11:24:11:

K,

not sure how to find the Walt's info. It Might come up is
searching Renin which is the adrenal or kidney enzyme or
some such that keeps out BP up when we get up fast or run
up steps. I was curious about mine since my BP was high and
what i think caused my dad's heart attack when he cut out
salt when they came out with the scare. What you did to
make the veins show sounded like the test. Can't remember
if it was a few seconds for the veins to show once you
lowered your hands that told you your adrenals were working
OK.

VF



Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi

Posted by Kathy on October 14, 2001 at 14:59:46:

In Reply to: Re: bulging veins in hands posted by Raisa on October 14, 2001 at 09:03:10:




Re: Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi

Posted by Raisa on October 14, 2001 at 17:06:07:

In Reply to: Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi posted by Kathy on October 14, 2001 at 14:59:46:

Hi, Kathy - I suppose that could be, but I really doubt it unless it produces no symptoms. My mother had the prominent veins and lived to be 90; she never took drugs, except aspirin once in a while. All three of us also had veins on our chest which were very apparent (showed through the skin but were not bulging). My daughter used to talk about it when she was a teenager and thought she was 'different', so that's how I remember so clearly.
Obviously I can't speak for anyone else, but in our family, I know it is genetic. Raisa



Re: Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi

Posted by Raisa - addition to my post to Kathy on October 14, 2001 at 18:16:02:

In Reply to: Re: Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi posted by Raisa on October 14, 2001 at 17:06:07:

Actually, Kathy, you could be right! After I wrote that post, I checked the archives and saw some very interesting posts; this could partly explain my reasons for doing SR!!
Here is the link:



Re: Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi

Posted by sorry - I'll try again Raisa on October 14, 2001 at 18:21:27:

In Reply to: Re: Raisa, perhaps the adrenal problem runs in your family? nmi posted by Raisa - addition to my post to Kathy on October 14, 2001 at 18:16:02:



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Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 19:53:51:

In Reply to: Re: bulging veins in hands posted by Vince F on October 14, 2001 at 13:41:58:

Oh, so the veins popping out when lowering the hands is a good sign that adrenals are OK? For some reason I thought you meant it was a sign of a problem...



Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by Vince F on October 15, 2001 at 01:44:34:

In Reply to: Re: bulging veins in hands posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 19:53:51:

K, I believe it IS a good sign but can't remember details
of the test but it made sense from what I know about Renin.

VF

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Re: bulging veins in hands (Archive in aging.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 15, 2001 at 08:03:52:

In Reply to: bulging veins in hands posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 01:15:00:

Hi, kmd.

So far as I know: PERFECTLY HEALTHY.

As we age the skin and underlying tissue becomes thinner and the veins are just more easily seen. The position is just because of gravity. The same thing has been happening in our legs all our lives.

The skin on the backs of our hands is already pretty thin so aging shows up there earlier.

Wellness seems to be the only thing that will delay this (so far).

Hope this helps.

Walt

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Re: bulging veins in hands

Posted by sl on October 18, 2001 at 13:36:26:

In Reply to: bulging veins in hands posted by kmd on October 14, 2001 at 01:15:00:

kmd - I have the same thing and have for a long time. I always thought it looked gross being a woman and having these bulging veins. Mine are rather big even when not putting my hands down. Let me tell you though, if you ever have to go to the hospital and have IVs, they will love to see someone with larger veins. I have had a couple medical people comment on how nice my veins are and how easy they are to work with. I guess that's a compliment???????? I understand where you're coming from though!

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