Most cases of bulging veins (varicose veins) on the hands are normal as you age. This is because the skin gets thinner and loses elasticity as you get older, making your veins more visible. Aging also causes the valves in your veins weaken, which in turn causes blood to pool in your veins rather than flow steadily to the heart, causing the veins to bulge.
Although the veins in your hands are working normally, and they’re unlikely to be a medical issue, their appearance may be a cosmetic concern for many.
There are several other reasons why people have bulging veins in their hands, including:
Treating Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are treatable through self-care and several minimally invasive treatments. Treatment procedures either remove or destroy the problem veins, such that blood reroutes through other veins in that area. Self-care practices, on the other hand, seek to reduce the symptoms.
Several treatment options that may be available to you include:
In severe cases, your doctor may recommend either endoscopic vein surgery or vein stripping and ligation, which both involve cuts and attempts to close the varicose vein. Please consult a vein specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.