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Can compression stockings make your blood pressure go up?

Can compression stockings make your blood pressure go up?

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 more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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Swelling and tingling in both legs blood pressure is normal, EKG normal taking water pills and wore compression stockings no improvement ?

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

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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?

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 more

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This may be stupid to ask but i wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling (dysautonomia) can wearing those cause cold feet-its not too bad?

This may be stupid to ask but i wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling (dysautonomia) can wearing those cause cold feet-its not too bad?

Even compression: If your hose is even and proper uniform compression, it should not cut off circulation. In my experience, blood pooling seems to cause cooler temperature sensations. The extra water in the tissues sucks up some of your heat. ...Read more

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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

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 more

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How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

Support hose: Support hose improve return of blood from the leg veins to the central circulation and can help improve blood pressure. There is also a possible mild improvement in the blood pressure from the mild general vascular compression in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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(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?

First ask doctor: If your doctor has approved swimming, the water pressure is good for your circulation. Usually stockings aren't needed under water, but need to be applied immediately after. I have had patients swim in compression stockings and then just shower off the chlorine, because of the difficulty applying. ...Read more

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Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

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 more

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How do compression stockings prevent and help to prevent blood clots? I have a desk job and thinking of getting a few pairs.

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 more

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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?

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