Very Close Veins


Why do more than half of all lady legs develop varicose and spider veins? Cristen and Caroline provide a rarely offered anatomy lesson on why they happen, how to treat them and what they have to do with menstrual belt.

Episode sources:

"Flawless Skin: How to Treat Premature Spider Veins." http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/tips/a11185/flawless-skin-how-to-treat-premature-spider-veins-445393/

"How to Get Rid of Those Evil Spider Veins." Women's Health. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/spider-veins-0

"Leeches offer vein hope." BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/179227.stm

"Removing the Web of Spider Veins." The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/health/10SKIN.html?_r=0

"Varicose veins." Go Ask Alice. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/spider-veins-0

"Varicose veins." Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/varicose-veins/home/ovc-20178078

"Varicose veins: 7 Myths You Shouldn't Believe." Cleveland Clinic. http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/12/varicose-veins-7-myths-you-shouldnt-believe/

"Varicose veins and spider veins fact sheets." Office on Women's Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/varicose-spider-veins.html

"Vulvar varicosities: I have varicose veins where?" Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-blog/vulvar-varicosities/bgp-20055755

Academic insights:

The Vein Book. https://books.google.com/books?id=H9xMAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

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