3 Jobs That Make You More Prone to Varicose Veins

Americans spend far more time working then exercising. In fact, a vast majority of Americans spend all day at their jobs and come home to sit on the couch and watch TV. The human body’s mechanics are made to be on the go, like an efficient machine. Our circulatory system suffers due to the stagnant posts we fill day in and day out. Most occupations require you to either sit or stand all day. However, these 3 types of jobs in particular, contribute to the formation of varicose veins.

Office Jobs

Many Americans spend their days in offices sitting at desks. In an occupation like this, you have minimal time to get up and walk around. It is important to realize the effect this is having on your leg muscles and blood flow. At a job where you barely move your legs for 8 hours a day, you are at risk for the development of varicose veins. As your calf muscles suffer from lack of use, so do your veins. The veins in your legs rely on your calf muscles, which act as pumps, to assist blood flow. When your calf muscles are weak and are scarcely used throughout the day, the valves in your veins also become weakened and blood will begin to flow backward into the veins of the leg. This is how bulging varicose veins are formed.

Jobs Where You Stand All Day

Some professions require you to be on your feet all day. A nurse, for example, has an extremely physically demanding occupation. Nurses spend their shifts standing for hours. They have to move patients, take vitals and check in on patients with hardly a break. This goes for any job where you spend your shifts standing. Working in a factory, as a hairdresser, a pharmacist, or as a doctor are examples of other occupations that are risk factors for varicose veins. Your veins spend the hours you work, working overtime; veins need to push against gravity to get blood from your tired legs up to your heart.

Jobs that Require Travel

You might be requires to fly often for work. Traveling for your occupation is an exciting aspect of your job, but it’s hard on your body’s blood circulation. Air pressure in airplane cabins along with lengthy amounts of time spent flying or driving increases vein dysfunction.

What You Can Do

There are some simple tips to slow the progression of vein disease and avoid the harsh symptoms of varicose veins such as leg fatigue, heaviness, cramping and even leg ulcers. If you spend lengthy amounts of time sitting for travel, try some simple calf flexing exercises or switch up your leg positions and aide in your circulation. If you are in an office, take a short break every hour and stand or walk around for a minute or two. Those who spend their days standing can wear compression stockings to help blood flow. Wearing compression stockings while working on your feet or sitting is a great way to help your veins and combat vein disease in your legs. Compression stockings are specialized, medical grade hosiery designed to assist symptoms of varicose veins. They may help with the progression of vein disease but the only way to eliminate or stop these diseased veins is to seek treatment.

We spend a great deal of our waking life working. We also take less vacation days, work longer hours and retire later than any other country’s citizens in the industrialized world. Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas offers the newest and least invasive techniques in vein treatment. By seeking treatment now, you can stop the progression of vein disease and rid yourself of varicose veins. Call Dr. Sassan Kaveh and his caring staff at Alpha Vein Clinic at 702-430- 7661 to set up an appointment that is convenient for you. Dr. Kaveh is an experienced specialist who has successfully treated patients from all walks of life and all stages of vein disease.

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