STANDING ALL DAY CAN LEAD TO PROBLEMS
Having a job that requires standing for long periods of time could mean bad news for your veins.
A typical full-time job usually consists of at least 40 hours of work each week, if not more. That kind of commitment can have a surprising toll not just on your energy levels, but other parts of your body as well. There have been plenty of articles warning us about sitting all day, which have pushed many in the working world to adopt standing desks. But as it turns out, standing for most of the day can also have serious consequences for our bodies and for our legs.
STANDING AND THE RISKS:
Standing all day at work can be unpleasant for a ton of reasons. At the end of the day, you likely won’t be surprised to find yourself with some irritating aches and pains. But you may be surprised to learn that you’re also putting yourself at a higher risk of developing varicose veins and other vein-related issues.
However this risk doesn’t apply to everyone here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas we know it is important to be aware of the traits and characteristics that can highly likely be vein-related conditions. For instance, while some doctors say the sole act of standing won’t create varicose veins, those with a family history of varicose or spider veins are particularly at risk if they use a standing desk or are otherwise on their feet all day.
LEG AND VEIN PROBLEMS:
The most common leg and vein problems are varicose veins and spider veins. They may not be serious to begin with, but could lead to more serious health issues if they are not treated. Prolonged sitting and standing puts excessive pressure on your legs, causing the veins to stop working properly. This is called venous insufficiency.
The blood needs to flow from the feet back to the heart. The veins in the legs have small valves that help to push the blood against gravity. When you sit or stand for long periods, this flow becomes blocked and starts to pool in the veins. This puts pressure on the veins, causing the valves to become weak.
Your body is designed to move. When you sit too long every day, even a good workout cannot counteract the effects. Most adults in the U.S. sit for nine or ten hours each day. This may seriously affect your overall health.
VEIN TROUBLE SYMPTOMS:
If you are beginning to develop vein problems, you may have some symptoms before the dark, bulging vein starts to show. The symptoms include:
- A heavy feeling in the lower legs
- Muscle aching and cramping
- Pain that increases after sitting or standing for long periods
- Itching for no apparent reason around one or more veins
- Ulcers or sores that erupt near the ankle and lower leg
- Brown pigmentation on the feet and lower leg
- A rash around the ankles
At the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas, we offer several non-invasive treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. We are the only vein clinic in Las Vegas that offers three procedures for your vein treatment, including the amazing Venaseal procedure! During a consultation with our Dr. Sassan Kaveh you can have your veins diagnosed and treatment may be recommended. Contact us today at (702) 430 7661 to schedule your appointment and to learn more and visit our clinic.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh