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Is Your Work Causing You To Have Varicose Veins?

Dr. W. Y. Chung, MD - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Varicose Veins

There are certain heredity and lifestyle choices that may be a big cause for troublesome varicose veins. The line of work your in is one of the lifestyle choices that correlate with worsening vein issues. If you are standing for long periods at a time like a teacher or nurse would then you are more likely to develop varicose veins. The opposite is just as true, a desk job where there is prolonged sitting will also increase your susceptibility.

Where Are Varicose Veins Found?

They’re most often found on legs, particularly on the back of thighs, calves and around knees. They usually visible above the skin, will have a purple hue, are swollen and cord-like.

Sometimes varicose veins are not found, but felt. They can cause symptoms such as cramping, swelling, pain, or a heavy and restless feeling.

What Can You Do To Prevent Varicose Veins?

Stay Active

Don’t let yourself sit or stand for long periods of time. You should be moving around to improve circulation, which in turn will strengthen your veins. Not only should you decrease the length you sit or stand, but you should get regular exercise. Walking and running are great choices because they focus on your legs. Swimming is also an exercise you should consider adopting because it is low impact.

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Keep Diet In Mind

Naturally, the more weight the more pressure you are putting on your legs. Make sure to manage your weight to increase your blood circulation and decrease your likelihood of forming varicose veins. Try to maintain a low-salt and high fiber diet.

Increase Circulation At Work

Most people aren’t going to quit their job because it increases the risk for varicose veins. Instead, adapt and be mindful of your activities. Make sure to not cross your legs for long amounts of time and elevate your legs whenever you can. If you have to be on your feet then try to shift your weight continually. If you are at a desk job intentionally move around every 30 minutes, walks are very helpful as well.

Varicose Veins

Get Compression Socks

Compression socks are very helpful when combating varicose veins. Make sure you avoid right clothes and high heels for long amounts of time. Lower heels may actually be helpful as they will tone calves and increase blood circulation.

If you have varicose veins and want to remove them then consider getting one of the following: sclerotheraphy, endovenous laser therapy, or a phlebectomy. Consult a professional to find the best solution to your personal needs.


 

 

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