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Bulging veins on the sides of my head??

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I recently noticed that after a hard ride the blood veins on the side of my head (temples) tend to swell/bulge. Is this anything to worry about? I am aged 45 and feel okay, but I am curious to know why they bulge like that?
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Originally Posted by JungleBiker
I recently noticed that after a hard ride the blood veins on the side of my head (temples) tend to swell/bulge. Is this anything to worry about? I am aged 45 and feel okay, but I am curious to know why they bulge like that?
Doesn't sound like anything bad, but there's an episode of Star Trek you should watch!
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Originally Posted by JungleBiker
I recently noticed that after a hard ride the blood veins on the side of my head (temples) tend to swell/bulge. Is this anything to worry about? I am aged 45 and feel okay, but I am curious to know why they bulge like that?
The same thing happens to me. I never noticed it before but recently I took my bike to work with me and rode afterward. When I got back and was getting ready to leave a girl I work with told me I had 2 big veins on either side of my head. I checked it out in the mirror. 20 minutes later they were gone.Doesn't seem like anything to worry about. Nick
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Uh, it's called (blood flow). It's when your body gets to doing strenuous exercise, that your blood flow increases significantly. See, the harder you work, the faster your heart pumps blood throughout your body. The faster the blood flows, the more pumps through your veins, increasing the size of them to compensate for the increased blood flow. It's crazy!
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It seems to be more noticeable when you are dehydrated.
post #6 of 21
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Re: Bulging veins on the sides of my head??

I wonder if it is it also related to age (like grey hair, balding, wrinkles, sagging skin, etc)? I never noticed it when I was younger, but then I didn't ride as much as I do now. The dehydration comment makes sense because sometimes it seems more prominent than other times and I know I do get dehydrated sometimes.
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Does your skin turn green and do you find torn clothes sometimes?
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Originally Posted by KakenBetaal
Does your skin turn green and do you find torn clothes sometimes?
Errrr... actually... now that you mention it....
post #9 of 21

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Originally Posted by Scott'sTrek1000
Uh, it's called (blood flow). It's when your body gets to doing strenuous exercise, that your blood flow increases significantly. See, the harder you work, the faster your heart pumps blood throughout your body. The faster the blood flows, the more pumps through your veins, increasing the size of them to compensate for the increased blood flow. It's crazy!

Do you have a link to info on this or have info you can post regarding this?

thanks.
post #10 of 21

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OH BOY!

Yeah, here ya go:

www.bulgingveinsinmyheadwhenmyheartrateincreases.org

Good luck
post #11 of 21

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Originally Posted by Scott'sTrek1000
OH BOY!

Yeah, here ya go:

www.bulgingveinsinmyheadwhenmyheartrateincreases.org

Good luck
just wondering where info on your theroy might be. all you had to say was you have no info to backup what you said jackass.
post #12 of 21

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Sticks and stones... No medical documentation, just common sense.
post #13 of 21

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Sticks and stones... No medical documentation, just common sense.

A person with common sense would have just said this the first time.
post #14 of 21

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Zascar/Nascar....whatever: Fine, let's fight. But as soon as you get worked up and veins start bulging, you had better quit so you don't hurt something.
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Originally Posted by JungleBiker
I recently noticed that after a hard ride the blood veins on the side of my head (temples) tend to swell/bulge. Is this anything to worry about? I am aged 45 and feel okay, but I am curious to know why they bulge like that?
Common sense tells me that as you get more fit, you will have less fat on your face. The fat masks the veins, but when it's no longer there, you have more vascularity (visible veins). The same will be true on your legs and arms.

People lose fat differently. Some people lose it from all over their bodies evenly, and others lose it more from more localized areas.

I wouldn't be too concerned about the veins showing. It's kind of a badge of honor betraying your fitness level.
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