Teachers, school & college faculties spend most of the time standing or walking. It increases pressure in the leg veins therefore there are chances of their getting varicose veins due to this prolonged period of standing. And people especially female teachers who prefer high heel footwear are at high risk because there is always an additional strain on their legs due to high heel footwear. It causes poor blood circulations and blood pooling in their veins. Problem worsens if person is overweight or pregnant.
More than four hours standing during a day or one hour continuous standing adversely affect the health as per latest research. Prolonged standing at one place causes physical fatigue, muscle pain, long term back pain, and swelling in leg. Due to prolonged standing your vein overwork and it causes weakness and tiredness. Moreover it might cause cardiovascular problem including varicose veins, chronic venous disease and chronic venous insufficiency.
Teachers, school & college faculties stand prolonged period each day, giving lectures and writing on the board. And they may also sit for long periods while developing lesson plans and grading student work. These factors contribute to poor health and specially on the legs, and may lead to varicose veins which if left untreated can lead to more significant chronic venous disease.
Here are 5 things teachers can do to improve leg and vein health, both at work place and at home also:
Unlike arteries, veins contain one-way valves to prevent blood from flowing backward. When these one-way valves don’t work properly, or when the pressure inside a vein is too high, blood pools causing the vein to enlarge and become a varicose vein.
Difference Between Arteries Varicose Veins:
Arteries and veins, an intricate network within the human body, are responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the circulatory system. For anyone to function properly, healthy circulation is essential.
Arteries have thick, muscular walls which can withstand very high pressure and push oxygenated blood away from the heart towards the body tissues. Deoxygenated blood is carried by veins from the tissues towards the heart and are located near the surface of the skin. Veins are thinner, more pliable and have collapsible walls if blood circulation stops, as compared to arteries Veins in the legs have small valves that help push blood upward against gravity from the lower extremities back towards the heart. When you sit or stand for long periods, the blood flow may begin to pool in the leg veins, putting pressure on the veins and causing the valves to weaken.
Varicose veins are usually not serious, but, complications may occur. They include:
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