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Why should people with peripheral vascular disease avoid wearing anti-embolism stockings?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Mostly myth

Unless a person has extremely severe peripheral arterial disease, there is no concern about having them wear anti-embolism stockings.
They have so little pressure that they will not effect blood flow in anyone other than those with extraordinarily bad blood flow to their lower legs.

In brief: Mostly myth

Unless a person has extremely severe peripheral arterial disease, there is no concern about having them wear anti-embolism stockings.
They have so little pressure that they will not effect blood flow in anyone other than those with extraordinarily bad blood flow to their lower legs.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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In brief: No

Anti-embolsim stockings can cause further decrease in blood circulation in the legs and cause ischemia to the legs.

In brief: No

Anti-embolsim stockings can cause further decrease in blood circulation in the legs and cause ischemia to the legs.
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
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