Many people ask me what are varicose vines and why do we get them? Varicose veins are the large blue, dark purple veins that appear on the legs. Many people get them with age, pregnancy or standing on their feet. They can develop more often with people that work on their feet or have a family history for developing these vines. If you are interested in seeing if you have them, its pretty simple for find. First, you need to remove your clothes and be in an area where the light is good. If you do have them the vines, they will look like they are protrude from the skin and look as though they twist or bulge. They alway have a blueish color to them in addition to their sizes and textures. Some people may even experience pain, and if so you can have them medically removed by a doctor.