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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for low blood pressure to cause venous stasis?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No: No. Varicose veins develop because a valve somewhere in the veins has failed and blood pools in the leg veins rather than traveling back to the heart. Plus, a low blood pressure affects the arteries not the veins.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Venous Stasis: Venous stasis is caused by high blood pressures in the veins, usually in the lower extremities. As dr. Aalami states, this is due to abnormal valves in the veins, allowing for blood to pool distally.
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Just the opposite: As dr. Bolhack said, the real name for venous stasis is venous hypertension due to chronic venous insufficiency. Venous hypertension can lead to serious problems but, fortunately, it doesn't have anything to do with whether you have high or low blood pressure.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis? Or unrelated?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
LBP and Venous Stasi: Blood pressure is disease of the arteries. Venous stasis is disease of the veins. While both may exist in the same patient, they are not necessarily connected. Venous stasis is due to floppy veins, usually in the lower extremities. The back flow of blood is what causes the increased blood pressure in the veins. The increased pressure allows fluid to leak into the tissues causing venous stasis.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could low blood pressure cause venous stasis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
37 years experience
No: venous stasis, usually referring to blood pooling in the veins of the legs is due to incompetent leaking valves in the vein there. The pooling blood leads to increased pressur in the veins of the lower legs, which can cause injury to the skin in the lower legs.
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