Occupations that require prolonged periods of time spent either standing or sitting are both common causes of varicose veins, and can put those who do it at serious risk for developing them. Although, there may be other contributing factors for developing varicose or spider veins, working in a job that requires extended sitting or standing increases the chances of developing them, or aggravating existing ones.
Sitting in the same position with limited movement, or standing, especially on hard surfaces, can restrict circulation and can cause blood to pool in the legs, leading to varicose and spider veins. However, certain steps can be taken to help reduce the risk of developing them.
- Try to move around at least every 30 minutes. During breaks try to elevate the legs above the level of the heart.
- Make regular exercise a habit to improve circulation, and to help maintain a healthy weight, removing excess pressure on veins caused by being overweight.
- Wear loose clothing rather than items that will restrict circulation and increase pressure on the legs.
- Consider graduated compression stockings to help blood to return to the heart, while reducing discomfort and swelling.
- Avoid high heels, opting for comfortable, well-fitting flat shoes. High heels compress calf muscles and restrict blood circulation.
Although no preventative measures can make varicose veins go away once they appear, two highly effective, non-surgical laser vein removal treatment options are available today. These treatments performed by a varicose vein specialist include, sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation.
Both methods can be completed in the varicose vein specialist’s office, in just minutes per leg. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding the prevention or removal of varicose vein or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.