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Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?

Common Varicose Vein Myths. Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?

While you may have heard a few reasons, whether medically or in religious idioms, why you should not cross your legs, the fact remains that most of these are simply myths. One in particular is the common myth that crossing your legs will cause varicose veins. The truth is, that this is simply not true. Crossing you legs will not lead to varicose veins no matter how frequently or often you do so.

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Varicose Veins Are Actually a Symptom of High Blood Pressure in Veins

That's right! In fac,t all of the symptoms of varicose veins are really caused by venous hypertension (or venous insufficiency) which is actually high blood pressure inside the veins (not to be confused with arterial high blood pressure). This "venous high blood pressure" (venous hypertension) is created when the pressure in the veins builds to the point where the veins valves break. 

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