Q&A: Can shake weight exercises cause veins to appear on hands and arms?
posted on 5/6/2015
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I have been doing the shake weight exercises to firm my arms for about a year now. I have noticed veins appearing on my hands and some on my arms. Has the shake weight exercises caused this?- Eugenia
With increased exercise, there are increased needs for vascular inflow and outflow. It is possible that your new veins are associated with increased exercise but there is nothing to be concerned about here. Thank you very much.
--Steven M. Gitt, MD, FACS
--Lauren Hollingsworth Chavez, MD
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