I have a new client (37yo) with varicose veins.
The veins are of moderate size and run along her thigh. (They are visible through compression pants.) Are there contraindications for exercise w/ this issue? Is it necessary to get clearance from her doc before proceeding with training? (She is currently sedentary and has been since the birth of her child 6 yrs ago.)
Answers to those questions should give you more information as to whether they're an issue that needs to be followed up with by a physician before proceeding. If she does have varicose veins that are problematic, you will want to modify exercises that increase the pressure in those extremities and gain any guidelines from a physician.
I agree with you, better safe than sorry...if you are concerned, check with her doctor.
Like always, make sure you explain that she needs to listen to her body. I see many people, men and women both, who are not bothered physically by this condition.
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