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If I cross legs while typing or sitting will I be more likely to get varicose veins?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wive's tale
I agree with dr. Schwartz, getting varicose veins from crossing your legs is a wive's tale.

In brief: Wive's tale
I agree with dr. Schwartz, getting varicose veins from crossing your legs is a wive's tale.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and No
It is actually a bit of a wive's tale that crossing your legs causes varicose veins.
The real risk factor is if your legs are dependent, either sitting or standing, for long periods of time. This creates venous pooling, and venous hypertension, which eventually causes the varicosities. Try to get up and move frequently, elevate your legs if possible, and most importantly use compression stockings.

In brief: Yes and No
It is actually a bit of a wive's tale that crossing your legs causes varicose veins.
The real risk factor is if your legs are dependent, either sitting or standing, for long periods of time. This creates venous pooling, and venous hypertension, which eventually causes the varicosities. Try to get up and move frequently, elevate your legs if possible, and most importantly use compression stockings.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Dr. Craig Schwartz
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In brief: Prolonged sitting
Prlonged sitting and standing increases venous hypertension in legs with heredity genetics; use support stockings.

In brief: Prolonged sitting
Prlonged sitting and standing increases venous hypertension in legs with heredity genetics; use support stockings.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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