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Blue veins and blood pressure relation?

Hi, I'm not quite sure where to post this question, so I will try here first..
Tonight after I showed I noticed across my chest and arms I have large dark blue green veins running across. They do not look like vericose veins as they are too deep under the skin. Either I haven't noticed these before, or they're new. Recently, I found my blood pressure was a little on the high side, and I sometimes have a "can't get air" feeling in my chest that I've generally chalked up to anxiety and stress. I'm 24, smoke some, and do my best to get some regular exercise. I'm normal weight, and don't feel as if I'm horribly unhealthy though I do have some bad habits. My heart rates generally normal, but I have SVT and occasionally experience random increases or skipped beats... Does any of this seem connected? Does anyone have veins like this that they haven't noticed and then suddenly they seem like they're in your face? It's definitely not helping the whole anxiety thing!
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Veins have nothing to do with your blood pressure. When measuring the blood pressure, the arterial pressure (pressure in your arteries) is measured. In your veins, your blood pressure is far lower, usually 0-20 mmHg.

When you take a warm shower, your blood vessels will dilate, which increases venous circulation, and as the temperature increases, blood vessels will pop out closer to your skin as a part of the natural temperature control mechanism, making the veins more visible.

At age 24, permanent hypertension is very uncommon.

Your veins are not new. They can't just appear out of nothing. But from time to time, they can be far more visible.

If you are concerned about your blood pressure, stop smoking. Smoking also contribute to increase the SVT events.
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Have you figured this out ? I have a very similar situation
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