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What occupations increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins ? Buffalo vein Expert
Sunday, December 16, 2012

 

 

What occupations increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins ?

 

 

There are many occupations that predispose individuals to develop varicose veins and this has been substantiated from the phlebology literature. Phlebologists are vein specialists who take care of spider veins, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and complications arising from untreated or poorly treated vein conditions.

 

It has been my clinical experience that it is not only the factory laborers that develop varicose veins. Professions that are at increased risk because they stand or sit a lot are : 

 

Doctors and nurses

 

Secretaries and administrative assistants

 

Cashiers

 

Hair dressers and barbers

 

Airline pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers

 

911 dispatchers

 

Retail workers

 

Barteners and waitresses

 

Truck drivers, cabbies and school bus drivers

 

Quality control technicians

  • Factory workers and machinists

 

Massage therapists, Physical therapists and Occupational therapists

 

Coffee house baristas

 

Fast food chain workers

 

Accountants

 

Bank tellers

 

and many many more

 

 

If you have an occupation which demands that you sit or stand for a long time, get up and move - walk regularly and move your legs. Simply walking for 1 minute every 15-30 minutes can activate your calf muscle pump and pump stagnant blood out of the legs. Stagnant bood causes chronic inflammation of the vein valves which results in venous insufficciency. Venous insufficiency is the harbinger of varicose veins, spider veins, symptoms of swelling and aching in the legs and also trophic skin changes of the skin.

 

 

 

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