Our human bodies are truly remarkable machines. On top off, and within, a framework of bone we have some wonderful pieces of equipment that range from muscles and tendons that enable us to move about (as well as holding on to things) to audio and video inputs that provide both the soundtrack and the live pictures of what is going on around us. There is even a master control unit that runs all our actions – we call that the brain. However, like any fine tuned machine; we do need to keep it in good working order.

It All Needs Fuel

Just the same as our automobiles will grind to a halt if not kept fuelled up; so too will our bodies. Our basic fuel is hydrocarbon based and comprises the food that we eat; but, again like an automobile; that fuel also needs oxygen from the air. Shut off the car’s air inlet and it will not run – no matter how much fuel you have in the tank.

Oxygen Input

We draw air into our lungs; the heart pumps blood to them and oxygen gets dissolved into the blood. This, oxygenated blood, is known as arterial blood which the heart then pumps through a series of tubes to every part of our body. In combination with our food intake; this then allows all bodily functions to be performed. Some of the fuel is converted into solid or liquid waste plus some methane gas and the oxygen combines with the carbon to become carbon dioxide. The CO2 remains in the blood (which is now known as venous blood) and is transported back to the lungs to be exhaled and the cycle repeated. It could be said that we, ourselves, are a major contributor to green house gases.


Staying with the automobile analogy; if something goes wrong deep inside the engine; you are going to need the help of an expert mechanic. Likewise with your body; if a major artery becomes blocked you are going to need a cardiologist as soon as possible.

However, if your car gets a scratch on its fender; all it needs is some cosmetic touch up work. Similarly; the minor veins near to the surface can become swollen, distorted or ruptured without becoming life threatening; but they do look unsightly.

If you feel that your veins have become unattractive; you should seek an expert opinion from someone like the Anderson Cosmetic & Vein Center. They specialize in cosmetic Vein Treatment In Cincinnati, OH and can quickly remove most problems with a few quick, painless outpatient sessions.