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Careers That Affect Your Chances of Developing Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be an aesthetic and/or painful problem for those who have them. As many have a predisposition to developing varicose by genetics and gender, your career path and lifestyle can have a direct effect on your vein health. Specifically, jobs that require constant standing or prolonged amounts of time sitting will delay blood flow in one’s legs increasing the chances of developing varicose veins. Read on to discover the four careers that can put you at high risk for varicose veins and vein disease.

Factory Jobs

Factory jobs require workers to stand at an assembly for numerous hours throughout the day. This can create tension and put stress on the legs. Moreover, one may experience restless leg syndrome, muscle cramps, and the development of spider veins.

Office Jobs

Those with desk jobs ranging from web developers, administrators, graphic designers, etc. can experience diminished circulation by sitting down all day.  When circulation starts to suffer, blood can start to collect in the veins, which will heighten the risk of varicose veins.


Nurses spend most of their day on their feet when assisting doctors or providing help around the hospital. Also, nurses work longer shifts than the average 9-5 worker. Lengthened work hours and constant standing can eventually result in developing venous disease.

Flight Attendants

Flight attendants have the responsibility of making sure passengers are safe and assisted, while standing for prolonged periods of time. With a limited area to work with and a centered focus on customer care, flight attendants have more difficulty taking walks or other actions to prevent varicose vein development.

Preventative Measures

If you are in a career path that matches the ones above, there are simple solutions to reduce the risk of developing any sort of vein disease:

  1. Take short walks every hour or whenever you get the chance to take a break for those who sit all day. If your job requires you to stand all day, do the opposite and rest seated whenever a break is given.
  2. Wear compression socks- they are tight socks or stockings that help boost circulation and prevent blood from pooling in the veins.
  3. Foot wear is important- refrain from wearing heels and wear shoes that have cushion and support.
  4. Exercise and paying attention to your body will improve your health and promote good circulation.

How Via Vascular Treats Your Varicose Vein Symptoms

With state of the art treatments like endovenous laser treatment and microphlebectomyVia Vascular provides excellent solutions for the treatment of your varicose veins. Our procedures are minimally invasive, and no hospital time is required. These procedures are an alternative to more invasive surgeries for your varicose veins and spider veins. For more information or to set up an appointment, please call us at (206) 525-8346 or contact us online here.

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