What to Do If You Have Varicose Veins Due to Long Prolonged Standing?

People who stand for a long time develop varicose veins. Your doctor should be consulted if you experience the symptoms and opt for appropriate treatment.

The veins in your legs may look unsightly and manifest as knobbly lumps and lines. This condition is not developed by everyone but those who develop suffer from certain symptoms. Before delving deeper into this post; let’s understand how these veins actually work.


Veins help in carrying blood back to the human heart and whenever you are standing or sitting, the blood is moving towards your heart against the force of gravity that tries to drag it backwards. These veins have valves that help stop the flow of blood the other way.

Women and People Standing for Long Periods Are Affected

Generally, women and people whose profession requires them to stand for a long time develop varicose veins. Sales professionals, store attendants or counter sales girl in retail stores or shopping malls are affected. Over time, the vein walls become weaker and get stretched. If this occurs close to a valve, it may become leaky allowing the flow of blood backwards. This exerts more pressure on the next valve causing it to be leaky. And, with time, your veins enlarge with pools of blood on them making them look unpleasant and appear as protruded.

Besides prolonged standing, pregnant women and obese people may also develop this condition. Complications are rare but the skin over the affected veins may itch, get inflamed or become sore. Occasional bleeding is also reported in some cases.

Consult Your Physician if You Notice the Following Symptoms

In case of serious symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. The symptoms include:


Line of Treatments

Varicose Vein specialists suggest treatment only if an ultrasound examination confirms you are suffering from this spider veins and the blood is moving backwards in the chief deep veins.

Laser Surgery

In this procedure, a light energy is applied from a laser into the affected vein. The therapy helps in making the veins wane or fade away. As far as laser surgery is concerned, it is used to cure smaller spider veins in which no insertion of chemicals or incision is involved.

Endovenous Ablation Therapy

When it comes to this therapy, it employs radio waves or lasers to produce heat to close a defective vein. Your physician would make a small slit in the skin near the affected vein. Next, your physician will insert a catheter (a little tube) into your vein. Heat is passed to the insides of your vein and finally closed off.

You will remain awake in the course of the entire procedure; a specialist providing varicose vein treatment will deaden the affected area. The procedure is comfortable and you will be discharged on the very day.

Post treatment; make sure you develop the habit of walking for some time to help in improved blood circulation. You may also wear compressing stockings if your doctor suggests so.

Dr. Chane

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