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Is there a relationship between long-term use of nicotine chewing gum and venous stasis in the feet?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Extremely unlikely.
Interesting nicotine/smoking doesn't affect the valves in veins- it is, however, a risk factor for blood clot formation. Smoking definitely causes arterial vascular disease.

In brief: No

Extremely unlikely.
Interesting nicotine/smoking doesn't affect the valves in veins- it is, however, a risk factor for blood clot formation. Smoking definitely causes arterial vascular disease.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Nicotine causes hypertension & often leads to peripheral vasoconstriction with constant use.
You may experience cold feet & hands due to decreased circulation.

In brief: Yes

Nicotine causes hypertension & often leads to peripheral vasoconstriction with constant use.
You may experience cold feet & hands due to decreased circulation.
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dr. Bruce Mulder
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Not likely

Nicotine is what makes smoking addictive and helps you to get coronary and peripheral arterial disease.
Nicotine has little effect in causing chronic venous sufficiency (stasis). Unfortunately the nicotine in the chewing gum can also be addictive and it is good to get off of it but stopping it won't improve your venous stasis. If you have venous stasis, your should see a vein specialist.

In brief: Not likely

Nicotine is what makes smoking addictive and helps you to get coronary and peripheral arterial disease.
Nicotine has little effect in causing chronic venous sufficiency (stasis). Unfortunately the nicotine in the chewing gum can also be addictive and it is good to get off of it but stopping it won't improve your venous stasis. If you have venous stasis, your should see a vein specialist.
Dr. Ted King
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