Office professions generally have one thing in common, they are performed while sitting. Office Workers

Risk Factors for Office Workers

Prolonged sitting is a significant risk factor for Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) and blood clots. In fact, one of the most commonly identified risk factors for blood clots is seated immobility at work. Symptoms of CVD such as pain, swelling, leg fatigue, spider and varicose veins are also known to develop due to sitting professions.

Prolonged work and computer related seated immobility increases the risk of CVD.

Preventing chronic venous disease while working

Prevention

It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults have CVD. Fortunately, wearing medical compression stockings, combined with intermittent movement, can mitigate the risk for these conditions.

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Preventing spider and varicose veins