Common Professions that put You at Risk for Varicose Veins
Our bodies were made to be on the go. The human body is equipped to be an efficient machine. In America especially, we spend much less time exercising than we do at work. Americans work more than any other country’s citizens in the industrialized world. Our bodies were not made to sit or stand all day but the fact is, we spend massive amounts of time everyday doing just that. Our circulatory systems suffer due to the stagnant posts we fill day in and day out. Approximately half of the U.S. population suffers from venous disease—50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of me. Risk factors include age, family history, pregnancy. Another risk factor is certain occupations which require extended periods of sitting or standing.
Sitting All Day?
If you work in an office, like many other American’s do, the flow of blood in your body is compromised. Why? Most office workers spend their day sitting at a desk with minimal interruptions. It is important to realize the affect this is having on your leg muscles. At a job where you scarcely move your legs for 8 hours a day, you are at risk for the development of varicose veins. The blood flowing into your legs is meant to be pushed back up the heart. However, when your calf muscle weakens, so do your veins. Blood will begin to flow backward into the veins of the leg. This is how bulging varicose veins are formed. Take short walks around the office to get your leg muscles working, while assisting blood flow. You can also try parking your car further and further away from the office. Walking to and from your car for lunch breaks will help you exercise your legs.
You may fly often for work. Flying for work is likely an exciting part of your profession, but it is also hard on your circulation! Air pressure in airplane cabins is much lower so vein dysfunction worsens with frequent flying. The lengthy amounts of time you spend sitting while flying, also works against your veins. Flexing your calves frequently and adjusting leg position can help circulation. During longer flight, getting up and walking through the cabin is a great way to get the circulation moving in your legs.
Standing All Day?
Some professions require you to be on your feet all day. It isn’t commonly known that nurses have extremely physically demanding jobs. Nurses spend most of their days standing for hours upon hours. They have to move patients, take vitals and check in on patients with hardly a break. As a nurse, it is important to wear the right shoes; they can either assist or hinder blood flow. While standing, try some calf muscle exercises, like heel-ups for example.
This goes for any occupation where you stand frequently. Working in a factory, as a hairdresser, a pharmacist, or as a doctor are all positions where your veins will need to work against gravity constantly, to maintain healthy blood flow. It’s a good idea for these individuals to wear compression stockings to work.
Compression stockings are specialized hosiery that are specifically designed to slow down the progressing symptoms of vein disease. However, the only way to eliminate or stop symptoms is to seek treatment. Alpha Vein Clinic offers the newest and least invasive techniques in vein treatment. Our physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh, is highly experienced in Radiofrequency ablation and ClariVein procedures. Both of these treatments are considered medically necessary by major medical insurance plans and have fantastic clinical and cosmetic results. You can’t go wrong with either procedure.
If you have a profession that requires you to sit or stand for extended periods and are experiencing symptoms such as heavy, tired, aching or cramping legs, you should be evaluated by a vein specialist. By seeking treatment now, you can stop the progression of vein disease in its tracks and be able to rid yourself of the uncomfortable symptoms as well as the sometimes embarrassing appearance 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.
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