10 doctors weighed in:
What could my orthostatic hypotension be caused by? Varicose veins?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
Low blood volume due to bleeding, dehydration.
Medications used for cardiac problems, hypertension. Quick changes in position going from sitting/lying position to standing, especially in the elderly varicose veins can cause leg swelling, burning, stinging, sharp pain, itching, restless legs symptoms, cramping, and is not a frequent cause of orthostatic hypotension.

In brief: Several things
Low blood volume due to bleeding, dehydration.
Medications used for cardiac problems, hypertension. Quick changes in position going from sitting/lying position to standing, especially in the elderly varicose veins can cause leg swelling, burning, stinging, sharp pain, itching, restless legs symptoms, cramping, and is not a frequent cause of orthostatic hypotension.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Although many things can cause orthostatic hypotension, one thing that proably never causes it is varicose veins.
On rare occasion, patients have been known to become dizzy on standing (but without orthostaic hypotension), when they have varicose veins, and then have the dizziness go away when their veins are treated. If you have orthostatic hypotension, your veins aren't likely to be the cause.

In brief: Not really
Although many things can cause orthostatic hypotension, one thing that proably never causes it is varicose veins.
On rare occasion, patients have been known to become dizzy on standing (but without orthostaic hypotension), when they have varicose veins, and then have the dizziness go away when their veins are treated. If you have orthostatic hypotension, your veins aren't likely to be the cause.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. VICTOR GUADAGNINO
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: I DONT BELIEVE SO
Varicose veins in and of themself should'nt cause these symptoms.
However , people with peripheral vascular disease may experience these symptoms.

In brief: I DONT BELIEVE SO
Varicose veins in and of themself should'nt cause these symptoms.
However , people with peripheral vascular disease may experience these symptoms.
Dr. VICTOR GUADAGNINO
Dr. VICTOR GUADAGNINO
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In brief: Get ultrasound
Venous doppler scan of legs.

In brief: Get ultrasound
Venous doppler scan of legs.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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