Why varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs

Dr Paul Varcoe Google + - Sunday, November 27, 2011

The main factor is gravity. Because both varicose veins and spider veins are associated with faulty one way valves that allow back pressure, and the legs have the biggest effect from gravity, this is where varicose veins and spider veins most frequently occur. It is common to get spider veins on face particularly around the cheeks and nose but this is predominantly due to sun damage.

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