If you have a job where you are standing for over four hours each day, you may be putting your body at risk for varicose veins.
Leading to the inevitable question, ‘Is your job causing your varicose veins?’
Read below to learn about the jobs most associated with varicose veins.
Teachers are an at-risk population of professionals who are constantly
on their feet in the classroom.
The excessive standing, coupled with the hours of sitting grading papers
and working on curriculum can promote the appearance of varicose veins in the
If you work in retail, you are likely standing for a large portion of
Grocery store baggers, hotel staff, and hairdressers are all examples of
retail-based employees who may find themselves with varicose veins down the
Medical workers such as doctors, nurses, or surgeons are commonly
working on their feet for many hours at a time.
For those who are seated at a desk all day long, there is a risk of
varicose vein development due to the lack of movement.
Taxi and bus drivers are another example of someone who is sitting down
for long periods of time on a regular basis.
These professionals should take proper precautions to stimulate healthy
blood flow when they can.
If you have identified yourself as performing a job with a high risk of
developing varicose veins, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent
them from occurring.
A healthy exercise regimen can help stimulate blood flow.
Similarly, making sure you take time to elevate your legs or to get up
for walks throughout your day can be the difference between varicose vein
development or not.
Have you noticed varicose veins on your legs or feet? Our vein specialists are here to help! Contact our office online or call (410) 970-2314 to schedule a consultation today.
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