Your occupation could be causing varicose veins
Genetics, pregnancy, a history of blood clots, and obesity are some of the more commonly known causes of varicose veins. Your choice of occupations can also be added to the list of reasons why this painful and unpleasant vein condition develops.
Occupations that require long bouts of standing or sitting are a significant contributor to varicose veins. Here are five specific occupations that can make someone particularly susceptible to developing varicose veins
- Office workers: Studies have revealed the negative health effects of sitting for a prolonged period, and the development of varicose veins is certainly part of that list. When you are consistently sedentary for long stretches of time, the blood in your legs isn’t allowed to pump normally. This could force it to flow backward and settle in your leg, contributing to varicose veins. To help with blood circulation, walk around the office every hour or take a call outside where you can stretch your legs.
- Nurses: In complete contrast to office workers, nurses must stand for extensive periods. From checking up on patients to providing assistance during surgery and taking vitals, nurses are always up and about. Nurses often use compression socks to help prevent varicose veins, paired with well-balanced shoes.
- Cashiers: Cashiers are constantly in the same spot for hours on end. From boutique shops to big box companies, your legs can take a painful hit from standing for so long at the cash register. Hip rotations or static stretches can help invigorate blood flow and rebalance your weight.
- Hairstylists: If there’s one job where we never see the person sit, it’s a hairstylist. While your sitting in a comfortable chair with your feet up, they are often standing on a hard floor for hours on end.
You don’t need to get a new job to stop the development of varicose veins, but there are little things you can incorporate into your workday to help. Static exercises, compression socks, and taking a break and going for a walk are helpful in getting the blood to flow and releasing muscle tension.
If you are concerned about developing varicose veins or want to find out what treatments can diminish them, call the Reeder Vein Institute at 682-499-5672. Let us help you relieve the pain of varicose veins today.