Standing Desks and Veins
Standing Desks and Vein Health
Similarly, individuals who were measured after standing and working also had higher pressures in their veins in their legs.
"The blood moves towards the heart by one-way valves in the veins. When the valves become weakened or damaged, blood can collect in the veins. This causes the veins to become enlarged. Sitting or standing for long periods can cause blood to pool in the leg veins, increasing the pressure within the veins. The veins can stretch from the increased pressure. This may weaken the walls of the veins and damage the valves."