Is It Normal To Have Thin Veins?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
It's certainly not unusual to have thin veins. However, there are certain things that can cause your veins to appear thinner than usual!

Veins and Dehydration
It's likely that your veins will start looking thinner than usual if you haven't been drinking enough water.

If you're going to get blood drawn, it's best to start preparing yourself around 24 hours beforehand - you can do this by making sure that you drink at least 1.5 litres of water, and by avoiding alcohol (which can really dehydrate you).

Veins and Smoking

Smoking can cause your blood to get thinner, and if your blood isn't as thick, your veins will probably look thinner as well.

Veins and Eating Disorders
People suffering from eating disorders often have thin veins, as not eating enough can cause damage to your heart and other vital organs. If your heart isn't working as it should, then your veins and blood-pressure will also be affected.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It isn't normal to have thin veins, however, I do not believe that it is dangerous.

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