By the time I'm 40, I will be see-through!
September 20, 2012 6:29 AM Subscribe
Is-This-Normal filter : I am a few short months away from turning 30, and have noticed while looking in the mirror and at body parts I can see without one, that over my whole body my veins/arteries are a lot more visible than they were before. Is this a normal part of aging? Can it be stopped, or mitigated somehow? Deets inside.
posted by Fig to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am female, overweight, vegetarian, have been slightly anemic my whole life, but otherwise healthy. I have maintained my weight (for the most part ) for the past 4-5 years, no major changes in diet or exercise levels. I do have very pale skin, but that hasn't changed.
The veins aren't popping out of my skin, but I can see them underneath a lot more than in the past, as if my skin is becoming more translucent.
If this is 'a thing', has anyone done anything to help prevent it? More moisturizing? Exercise? Losing weight? Less caffeine? More iron? OR, is this not 'a thing', and should I bring it up during my next check-up?
Thanks in advance.