Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veins

A lot of people suffer from varicose veins and the number is continuously increasing. But there is a lack of awareness regarding the same. Owing to which, on September 23, Wockhardt hospital organised a free camp and a workshop to educate people about this neglected condition. More than 100 people from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in this camp

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veins

Varicose veins are caused by standing for longer period or by standing and working continuously. To create awareness amongst the masses, Sterling Wockhardt hospital of Vashi organised a workshop. According to doctors, if one stands and works continuously on one place, then they suffer from varicose veins.

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. They are caused when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or pool.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Vikram Chavan, varicose veins expert, Wockhardt hospital said, “The traffic police and security guards who work on the road, stand for longer period. Due to which they can suffer from varicose veins. The symptoms are visible after the age of 40. Often people rule it out as a leg pain and neglect it. But swollen legs can be the symptoms of it. That is why it should be diagnosed and treated on time.”

He added, “There is an increase in the percentage of people suffering from it. Women neglect their health while trying to strike a work-life balance. It can cause due to obesity, pregnancy and wearing tight clothes.”

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. They are caused when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or pool.

Causes:

  • standing for long periods
  • menopause
  • pregnancy
  • over the age of 40
  • family history of varicose veins
  • obesity

Treatment:

  • exercise
  • losing weight
  • elevating the legs
  • avoiding prolonged standing or sitting