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Compression Stockings Make Blood Pressure
No: Compression stockings do not make your blood pressure go up. They are used to keep the veins compressed and to help prevent fluid from building up in the legs such as in the case of lymphedema. They are alaso commonly used in patient who have varicose veins or who have calf dvts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Swelling and tingling in both legs blood pressure is normal, EKG normal taking water pills and wore compression stockings no improvement ?
Vexing.: Assuming this is idiopathic edema ( no heart failure, no liver failure, no significant protein in urine, and no significant impedance to venous return) the treatment is salt restriction - 2 g/day, elevation, compression and possibly diuretics. There is no quick fix. Make sure you are not taking meds which can make this worse - calcium channel blockers and non steroidals. ...Read more
How effective are compression stockings at preventing DVT? Is there a chance that blood would just pool in the thighs instead of in the calves?
Fairly good: Thigh-high stockings are best but not every person will wear them. Calf (knee) height are good at preventing the venous reflux and stasis that leads to clotting. They can also prevent the veins from becoming varicose in later life so if you stand all day at your job, stockings are are good for keeping your legs looking good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For hypovolemic POTS, would compression stockings ultimately exacerbate the problem, since more blood will be shuttled to kidneys to filter out?
That is not really: the way it works although I understand why you might think it. Compression stockings will have no direct effect on your volume status but will help you to avoid instantaneous pooling in your lower extremities when standing and thereby hypotensive syncope or tachycardia. ...Read more
Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(superficial blood clot). When i go swimming do I have to wear compression stockings in the pool? If not needed how long the period without?
NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do compression stockings prevent and help to prevent blood clots? I have a desk job and thinking of getting a few pairs.
They R best if --: --custom fit like jobst stocking . They compress the veins so there is no stasis. When U walk around, Ur muscles push the venous blood upward 2 the heart. If U have compression sox, it prevent pooling of blood & even tho U have a sit down job, the few times U get up & move around take the long route so U also get the benefit of muscle contracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHY/HOW can you still get a DVT/PE during/after surgery even after compression stockings, massage boots and blood thinners? How is this possible?
Stuff happens: Most of the time in life, we are lucky and bad things don't happen to us after we take the proper precautions. But, the world is not a perfect place. Stuff happens sometimes. Should we stay at home and never go out to try things? No! We look at the risks and the benefits, and then go out and live life. Look both ways, have faith, and then cross the street... you'll ALMOST never get run over. ...Read more