Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease
You will find detailed information in our vein dictionary
Blood vessels that distribute blood from the heart to the body. The heartbeat causes a pulse, which can be felt in the main arteries. Arteries transport bright red blood, rich in oxygen and nutrients, to the tissues and organs.
The pulmonary arteries are the only exception, as they take oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs.
The largest artery in the human body is the aorta.