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Hidden Occupational Hazards Behind Your Profession

By Vascular Vein Centers

Discover how you can join workers all over the country who are protecting their legs from dangers of leg strain at work.

Prevent Your Profession from Compromising Your Health 

Although every occupation presents its own unique physical challenges, bodily stress may not always be easily recognized. These less obvious occupational risks include those that take place over an extended period of time, such as leg and vein damage. 

Seemingly innocuous, prolonged periods of standing or sitting can actually damage the veins in your legs, leading to the development of varicose veins and other circulatory problems. While many think that varicose veins are only a cosmetic concern, they may also be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Vein problems can cause aching, swelling, skin discoloration in your lower legs and eventually ulceration. 

4 Ways to Avoid Occupational Vein Health Risks

You can't avoid all the injury risks of your occupation. However, you can take steps to prevent leg and vein injuries that can eventually develop. These prevention tips include the following recommendations.

1. Keep Moving
A body in rest stays in rest, and that goes for the blood in your legs if you stand or sit too long as well. Weakening vein valves can allow blood that should pump to your heart to flow backward. This results in blood pooling that causes veins to enlarge and become varicose.

2. Choose Comfortable Shoes
Flat and low-heeled shoes can help avoid the leg, foot, and vein problems higher heels can cause. 

3. Elevate Your Feet
For those in a desk job, it's important to regularly put your feet up. This helps fluid drain from your lower legs, taking the strain off your veins. 

4. Protect Your Legs with Compression Stockings
Compression stockings promote circulation, ensuring blood does not pool in your legs and cause veins to weaken and become varicose. 

At Vascular Veins Centers, we offer some of the best compression stockings to improve circulation while keeping you cool and comfortable. Stop by any of our locations to pick up your pair, today!

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