There are many factors that determine the risk of developing varicose veins. Some factors like genetics and gender make you more likely to develop them, but fortunately, there are some good lifestyle choices that you can make to prevent the development of varicose veins. Some professions that require prolonged standing or sitting hours either restrict your movement or make your movements strenuous, which leads to developing varicose veins.
Some of these professionals who are at higher risk of varicose vein development include:
1. Nurses :
Have a long list of duties. From assisting doctors in interviewing to assessing patients and taking care of them, nurses have to dedicate long working hours and long-standing hours, which may cause them to develop varicose veins.
2. Flight attendants :
Help you have a comfortable journey—meanwhile, they keep standing or moving in a narrow passage to serve you refreshments and condiments. Long strenuous standing hours and sitting in tiny and uncomfortable seats make flight attendants more prone to developing varicose veins.
3. Office work :
Most of the jobs requiring you to sit for very long hours restrict your muscle movement. You might not feel it, but your muscles become accustomed to sitting for long periods, straining the nerves and blood flow. Long sitting hours are responsible for forming varicose veins to a great extent.
4. Factory workers :
Factory workers stand for long periods, assisting in the manufacturing and packaging process, not realizing they are putting the extra pressure on their legs and knees. The extra pressure built on the veins disrupts the uniform blood flow, muscle cramps, spider veins, or varicose veins.
5. Teachers :
Teachers spend a lot of time standing and explaining subjects on board or ppts. Long-standing hours make them more likely to develop varicose veins or spider veins.
Preventions and Treatment
Prevention is better than cure is a good old quote, which finds utility in the above scenarios. Bringing small changes in our lifestyle may give us a token of health and happiness. Some of the measures we may take to prevent varicose veins are:
* Set a timer every one or one and a half hour and take 5 minutes to walk if you
have a prolonged sitting job and just the opposite if you work for long-standing hours.
* Exercise regularly to increase blood flow.
* Wear compressional stockings as they help absorb extra pressure.
* Wear good cushion shoes and avoid wearing heels to work if you work for long-standing hours.
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