Your occupation may be a factor in the development of varicose veins. If you are standing or sitting in one position for long periods of time, then the blood in your legs can pool, putting stress on the veins. When a valve becomes blocked or weakened, it can lead to the painful, ropy, veins we know as varicose veins.
Occupations that require you to be on your feet for most of the day can contribute to varicose veins. Careers such as teaching, nursing, hairdressing, retail work could make your varicose veins worse due to the pooling effect caused by standing. Likewise, a sedentary job such as office work can lead to blood pooling due to the long periods of inactivity.
Making Adjustments at Work
When a job involves a lot of standing, there are some measures that can be taken to ease the pressure of standing. Where you can, alternative standing and sitting and make sure you are getting the breaks that you’re entitled to. If your job allows, get access to some adjustable seating, and walk about when you can. Wearing compression stockings can also reduce the impact of standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Tips On Keeping Active
The ill effects of a sedentary occupation have long been recognized, but you can find ways to be active at work. Take your breaks, use the stairs where you can and get up to go to the printer or photocopier. Organize your office space so it’s necessary to move around, and where it’s practical, visit colleagues directly rather than e-mailing or phoning them.
Finding a way of achieving balance between standing or sitting for long periods of time can help to ease some of the discomfort of varicose veins. If your occupation is causing or contributing to the problem, then as highlighted above, there are some steps you can take. However, if you don’t get adequate relief, there are a number of effective varicose vein treatments available.
The physicians at Premier Surgical Vein Clinics of Knoxville offer a range of non-surgical treatments for patients suffering from varicose veins, including Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Laser Therapy and Radiofrequency Ablation Endovenous Therapy. Our physicians can determine the treatment most suited to your case. For further information, call Premier Vein Clinics at 865-588-8229 or schedule a consultation.