Varicose veins, also known as varicoses or varicosities, occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Varicose veins are often painful and have a bluish-purple or red color and in most cases appear swollen and raised. Varicose veins are caused by dysfunctional valves in the vein and often present painful symptoms such as; leg pain or cramps, swelling in the legs, restless legs syndrome, skin discoloration and in advance cases non-healing wounds and ulcers. There are many factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins such as pregnancy, genetics, weight gain and lifestyle. Your job is one of the most aspects of your lifestyle. There are certain professions that requires people to stand for longtime, a list of jobs that’s puts you at a higher risk for varicose veins is given; Medical Jobs: Most medical jobs requires people to stand for long hours while caring for their patients as a result of which the veins in the lower legs may have to work harder and become more likely to wear out. A study published in the International Journal of Nursing Practices this year found the prevalence of varicose veins among nurses to be “remarkable”. Salon Jobs: Most probably you will never see a hairstylist or makeup artist sitting on a chair while they are working, A 2014 study conducted by researchers in Taiwan found that hairdressers were indeed more likely to get varicose veins, particularly when there was also a family history of the condition. In addition to standing, stylists sometimes have to work on one single client for more than an hour which puts a lot of stress on legs and feet and may contribute to the development of varicose veins. Restaurant Jobs: Flight Attendants: Have you ever seen a fight attendant sitting down during flights. This job requires people to stand whole day on their feet attending to the needs of passengers. Retail Jobs: Retail store associates and cashiers often spend their whole day standing on their feet. During weekends and holiday seasons busy stores means longer shifts and fewer breaks which can take a toll on legs leading to painful varicose veins.
At USA Vein Clinics we understand that even though some jobs require you to stand longer, putting you at a higher risk for varicose veins you can’t quit as you aspire to be successful at what you know best.. We offer minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments for vein disease- Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). After the procedure majority patients feel a remarkable difference. If you are suffering from painful varicose veins call us at (888) 628 9389 to schedule consultation with our leading vascular specialists. An EVLT treatment can take up to 15-20 minutes and you can go back to work immediately after the treatment.