Vein Health Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

August 1, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

Negative Impact of Sedentary Lifestyle on Your Vein Health

The sedentary habits of modern life pose a significant threat to vein health, leading to issues ranging from blood pooling to varicose veins. Discover how simple changes in your daily routine can dramatically improve your vein health and overall well-being.

How is a sedentary lifestyle affecting veins in your legs?

Ensuring that you integrate regular movement into your daily routine is an essential part of maintaining your health. This includes your vein health. The veins in your legs are important for promoting blood flow throughout the rest of your body. When they become inactive or damaged, they can decrease the quality of your circulation and cause a variety of related issues and conditions.

To be sedentary means to be inactive, or spend a large quantity of time seated and with little exercise or physical activity. Sedentary lifestyles are not conducive to a healthy vascular condition. When an individual remains mostly sedentary, their veins suffer as a result. To learn further in depth how a sedentary lifestyle can affect your veins, keep reading below.

How can a sedentary lifestyle affect your veins?

  • Your blood pools in your legs — When you don’t get enough regular movement, the blood in your veins can begin to pool. This most often affects the legs and ankles, and places added pressure on the veins.
  • Your veins could become varicose — Another result of a sedentary lifestyle can be varicose veins. Sitting for too long and too often causes your veins to have to work at a higher rate to pump blood through your body.
  • Your legs might feel restless or painful — Being sedentary is also known to cause your legs to feel achy, like they are throbbing, heavy and even restless.

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers if a sedentary lifestyle is affecting your veins

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:

  • Reduce your symptoms.
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.
  • Increase your overall quality of life.

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment.

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