I don't know, not really. There just little 1/2 inch lines. Kind of around the big long vein in my arms 2 around where my arm bends and one in my forearm. And now that I keep looking at them I think my veins look bluer lol and now I'm scaring myself. maybe reddish purple. One is for sure more on the purple side.
Never had zits or red blemishes on my upper arms either. But I've also been sweating and detoxing and have my period around the same time I noticed the veins.
edit- was just thinking. Could "Bed Bugs" do this? I think those little suckers are back.
Spider veins normally appear on the face, neck, upper arms or thighs and are often characterized by a small round, red spot with tiny red veins radiating outward like a spider's legs. This condition is known as spider angioma or spider telangiectasia. They are chronically dilated capillaries usually caused by excessive alcohol, medication, or elevated estrogen levels that occur during pregnancy, postmenopausal estrogen therapy, or perhaps exposure to estrogen-mimicking substances, such as petrochemicals and xenoestrogens derived from pesticides (Ed: this last possibility is a supposition on the part of this website only, and might be a cause if you have estrogen dominance or fibrocystic breasts). Quite often it occurs with cirrhosis of the liver.
This condition is harmless to your health, however some people want to treat it for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins can come and go. If you are undergoing estrogen therapy, consult with your physician about reducing the dose.
As for why women in particular get varicose veins, some additional and unique reasons that increase their risk include: Hormonal changes (puberty and menopause), birth control pills, post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy, and pregnancy (the greater the number the higher the likelihood). In fact, pregnancy-related varicose veins also can form around the vagina and anus (hemorrhoids).
While varicose veins may not cause any major symptoms, there are subtle clues as to their effects. These include:
Dark blue and bulging veins just beneath the skins surface.
Occasional swelling in the lower legs or ankles.
Thin, purple lines on the skin (spider veins).
A throbbing or achy feeling in the legs.
Brown discoloration of the skin, especially noticeable around the ankles.
A burning or itching feeling around the inflamed and bulging vein.
Stasis dermatitis (skin breakdown) near the ankle due to poor circulation.
Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps. These valves prevent the blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs. If the one-way valves become weak, blood can leak back into the vein and collect there. This problem is called venous insufficiency. Pooled blood enlarges the vein and it becomes varicose. Spider veins can also be caused by the backup of blood. Hormone changes, inherited factors, and exposure to the sun can also cause spider veins.
We suggest trying some of the remedies for varicose veins mentioned above, especially ones with bioflavonoids such as pycnogenol (PCO or OPC), quercetin and bromelain. If used regularly, horse chestnut, horsetail and witch hazel will prevent spider veins. Vitamin C will also be beneficial in your protocol. These supplements will help strengthen the integrity of the capillaries, reduce inflammation and aid in healing.
great so i will be stuck with these things for the rest of my life. i have none of those issues. ive never been pregnant. im no where near menapauseal. i don't drink.I've done about 25 Liver Flushes and don't really have liver issues. The spots they're in don't get exposed to sun since I dont wear sleevless shirts nor do I get much sun.
Stuff like this makes me just want to quit because the more cleansing I do the more stupid stuff happens. First it was the liver spots appearing all over my skin which I've never had before and now these ugly veins.
If you're doing a cleanse, symptoms like this come up for a while as the body cleanses itself. One of the causes of spider veins mentioned was hormone changes. A cleanse can well affect hormone changes. By the way, hormone changes and toxin congestion in the blood apparently, can affect emotions, such as pessimism. If you've ever taken the pill or been exposed to estrogen-mimicking compounds, which are ubiquitous in plastics and foods and drinks packaged in them etc and probably in many medications, any of those could be the cause of your temporary spider veins.
If you've also gotten liver spots, this suggests the possibility that your liver was toxic and that could be the source of the spider veins as well as the liver spots. As the cleanse cleans your liver, the toxins leave via the blood vessels and, if the kidneys are overworked, the skin can be used as an additional temporary exit point.
If the blemishes linger, there are numerous natural remedies that can encourage them to clear up. Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes effective on liver spots, according to Dr. Douglass. Raw sliced garlic, cayenne, aloe vera, wintergreen oil and other essential oils etc may help both.
:If you've ever taken the pill or been exposed to estrogen-mimicking compounds, which are ubiquitous in plastics and foods and drinks packaged in them etc and probably in many medications, any of those could be the cause of your temporary spider veins."
Never been on the pill. I havent been exposed to anything new recently. I'm not even really doing any cleansing i colon cleansed and fasted but not recently and just do Liver Flushes every couple of weeks. I havent lost or gained any weight. Noticed a vein on my thigh last night so guess its not just my arms. My skin hasn't really gotten pale..and the translucent thing seems new.
I have pale skin so my body is always like a road map! haha just because the skin is translucent enough to see many of the veins since they are darker than skin. If I gain a little weight they are less visible, if I lose a little weight they become more visible, because the fat, as it insulates, also conceals to an extent. The insides of my elbows have always been particularly noticeable, that is partly because they are closer to the surface there, thus the reason why they like to take blood from that location.
But that would be an overall thing, not really in particular spots.