While varicose veins can appear anywhere on the body, the majority of people suffering from enlarged varicose veins get them on their legs, and this is a major reason why people who stand for long periods of time on a regular basis are especially vulnerable.
This is because the excessive internal pressure which causes veins to become enlarged is almost always caused by too much blood pooling in the same area of the veins. While this pooling is sometimes due to an overall weakening of the vein valves, standing for too long can very often cause blood pooling.
For many patients, their job —and the lengthy standing that goes with it – is crucial to their livelihood, and therefore cannot be avoided. However, therapies such as compression treatment and leg elevation can help alleviate the effects of blood pooling caused by prolonged standing. These can not only reduce the risk of visible varicose veins developing, but they can also help reduce daily leg soreness, and are a popular option amongst people with physically tasking jobs.
In addition, minimally invasive medical solutions, such as laser vein treatment, and sclerotherapy, can help shrink enlarged veins which have already begun to show. For more information about these treatments or to start a treatment regimen today, call the number at the top of the screen, or fill out our consultation form to set up an appointment with a specialist.