You May Love Them, But . . .
- Posted on: Aug 15 2017
Life isn’t fair. Many of us have been at the receiving end of this sentiment, and it never feels good. The truth is, though, that sometimes we do have to deal with a bit of unfairness. As great as it would be to have our cake and eat it to, that simply isn’t possible; and this applies to most things in life. Here, we’re going to point out a few things that you may love dearly, but that may be mitigating factors in the development of varicose veins. We apologize in advance to be the bearers of bad news, but our objective is to help you avoid an uncomfortable problem.
What Be May Behind Varicose Veins?
Mom and Dad
Research has indicated time and time again that the genes we inherit from our parents may be a large factor in why we get varicose veins (and spider veins, too). If even one of your parents has insufficient circulation through their veins, you may, as well. Let’s not worry unnecessarily though. Remember, you can’t control your genetics. You can work against them, though. When it comes to vein health, the more you move, the better. Also, if you love to walk or run long distances, consider wearing compression socks to support blood flow up from the feet and legs.
You may love going to work every day, but what you do on a daily basis could be creating hidden danger for your veins. Studies have shown that people who sit at a desk all day long are more likely to develop vein problems like spider veins and varicose veins. Standing all day, as well, has the same detrimental effect on veins in the legs. Ideally, your job will allow you to alternate your position from standing to sitting more often than not. You may have to get creative, but the results will be worth it.
Your Jimmy Choo Shoes
We aren’t going to single out poor Jimmy Choo; any high-heeled shoes could put a person at risk for varicose veins. This is because of the position of the foot and ankle, when wearing high-heels, inhibits adequate blood flow through the lower extremities. For blood to return to the heart, the blood vessels – and their valves – work harder. Must you give up your favorite pumps? No. Just switch from high to low, or flat, on a regular basis.
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Varicose veins won’t go away on their own. Call The Vein Clinic in Columbia for help.