Top Professions With Varicose Veins & How to Prevent it

Varicose veins, vein diseases and poor circulation result from a multitude of factors. These factors can modifiable or non-modifiable. Non-modifiable factors are genetics, family history, gender and aging. On the other hand, modifiable factors weight, inactive life style, smoking. One factor in particular that is often not talked about is your profession or occupation.

Studies clearly demonstrated that professions that involve standing or sitting for long hours can accelerate vein diseases, which also increases the risks for varicose veins, spider veins, blood clots, itching, swelling, numbness and leg cramping.

While usually these symptom are not life threatening, developing a blood clot due to poor circulation can be fatal. Click here to learn more about vein diseases symptoms.


So which professions are at risk of vein diseases? Research shows that teachers, police officers, office works, nurses, surgeons, hairdressers, factory workers, flight attendant, drivers, professors and others.

The one common factor in all these professions is either sitting for too long or standing for too long. Incidence is remarkably higher for professions that require prolonged standing in particular. The incidence if even higher if you more than one risk factors, such as being a female teacher over forty years old with history of multiple pregnancies.

Even if you do not see your job on this list, you should be careful. The reality is, most working Americans do not realize how much of an impact their profession has on the health of their vein circulation.


If standing for too long is a requirement for your job, you may be at risk. Prolonged standing causes reduced calf muscle activity, leading to blood pooling in the legs (Venous Stasis), which causes the pressure to increase inside the veins.

As the veins become fragile with time, the valves inside veins begin to function abnormally. The blood tends to flow in the opposite direction back the feet, causing damage to the walls of the veins.

Eventually, this adds more pressure to the veins and they begin to bulge, twist, or branch out causing various diseases.


Nevertheless, the point of this article is not to persuade you from pursuing being a teacher or a police officer or a professor or change your career. You should definitely pursue your passion.

Meanwhile, we will give you practical simple steps to decrease your risk. If you are an employer, make sure to provide your team with necessary education.


Venous diseases can affect anyone, but there are certain professions that are more at risk due to the nature of their work. Here are some professions that are considered to be at higher risk for developing vein disease:


1) Healthcare Workers

Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers are often required to stand for long periods of time, which can lead to varicose veins, spider veins, and other venous diseases.


2) Teachers

Teachers: Teachers often spend long hours on their feet, which can put them at risk for developing vein diseases.


3) Flight attendants & pilots

The sitting position for prolonged periods of time, such as during long flights, can increase the risk of developing blood clots in the legs, which can lead to deep vein thrombosis (DVT).


4) Factory Workers

Factory workers who stand or sit in the same position for long periods of time are at risk for developing varicose veins and other venous diseases.


5) Retail Workers

Retail workers who stand for long periods of time are at risk for developing varicose veins and other venous diseases.


6) Hair Stylists

Hairstylists are often required to stand for long periods of time and can also be at risk of developing vein disease due to their repetitive motions.


7) Truck Drivers

Long hours of sitting in a truck can increase the risk of developing blood clots in the legs, which can lead to DVT.


It is important to note that anyone can develop vein disease, regardless of their profession. However, individuals who are in professions that require prolonged periods of standing or sitting should take extra precautions to reduce their risk of developing vein disease.

This can include taking breaks to walk around, wearing compression stockings, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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