Appearing as web-like, curled lines on the surface of skin, spider veins typically occur on legs in a blue or reddish color. Several factors cause the appearance of spider veins in both men and women. Spider veins are typically a result of venous insufficiency, a condition that causes blood to accumulate in the vein until the vein is so large that it becomes visible through the skin. Hormone changes, sun exposure and inheritance factors can also cause spider veins.

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Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins. The word “varicose” comes from the Latin root “varix,” which means “twisted.” Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins in your lower body.

For many people, varicose veins and spider veins (a common, mild and medically insignificant variation of varicose veins) are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes the condition leads to more serious problems. Varicose veins may also signal a higher risk of other disorders of the circulatory system.

Varicose veins are a common condition in the United States, affecting up to 15 percent of men and up to 25 percent of women. Treatment may involve self-help measures or procedures by your doctor to close or remove veins.