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Spider Veins And Varicose Veins, What’s The Difference?

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So What’s The Difference Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?

This should be a simple one lets start with the differences in appearance…

Varicose veins are…

  • Large
  • Sometimes raised from the skin
  • Are usually a stronger blue than spider veins

Spider Veins are…

  • Small
  • Do not bulge through the skin
  • The veins are often clustered together like spider webs

Both Spider Veins and Varicose Veins…

  • Can be seen through the skin (although spider veins are usually more visible below the skin, while varicose veins can be seen easier if they are bulging through the skin)

Different Causes of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins…

If there is a silver lining it is this…

The causes of both types of veins are regarded as being the same..

..This means that a treatment for varicose veins will generally work on spider veins.

It also means that you don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to discern between the two,

as soon as you notice you have one or the other you can start researching into treatment.


 Free Method to Help with Varicose or Spider Veins…

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