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."

"How to Get Rid of Those Evil Spider Veins." Women's Health.

"Leeches offer vein hope." BBC.

"Removing the Web of Spider Veins." The New York Times.

"Varicose veins." Go Ask Alice.

"Varicose veins." Mayo Clinic.

"Varicose veins: 7 Myths You Shouldn't Believe." Cleveland Clinic.

"Varicose veins and spider veins fact sheets." Office on Women's Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"Vulvar varicosities: I have varicose veins where?" Mayo Clinic.

Academic insights:

The Vein Book.

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