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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsHeart Diseases · 2 months ago

Do compression socks raise blood pressure?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Compression socks a) help "Force" blood up and out of the lowest extremeties (feet and Lower legs ) when One has Vascular problems b) it also "helps to force" the water Build up which is the result of "Heart Failure" in the earliest stages .... People who have Deep Vein Thrombosis or Aneurysms as well as Heart disease Patients often have swelling of the feet and ankles Younger middle aged folks if they are on they're feet often see some minor swelling which goes away when they sit and raise the feet ... With "Heart Failure" folks the blood which takes waste from the cells will eventually get filtered through the kidneys (Urine or water) but it something is wrong (Blocked Vascular) or strange heart rythems Ventricular or Atrial flutters can throw things off valves that are not 100 % or any number of things can cause the Build up of "fluids" in the legs Compression stockings are One tool to "HELP" you out Yes they are a pain to deal with expensive but helpful, I dont wear mine In summer But the rest of the year I do and they help a lot to deal with the Fluid build up, It honestly doenst afect the pressure LONG term or Even enough to be worried that is does ....

  • 2 months ago

    They do, however it is only a very tiny amount.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In theory they should, as they support the return of blood to the heart, but in reality they don't, or if they do, only a tiny amount.

  • 2 months ago

    People with compromised circulation suffer from blood pooling in their lower extremities because their venous system is no longer able to counteract gravity to pump the blood back toward the heart. Compression socks apply a gradient compression, so it is tighter at the toes and decreases in pressure as you travel up towards the calf. This pressure differential helps blood that would typically pool in the lower limbs flow back up. The higher pressure at the toes causes an increase in blood flow rate similar to the effect of applying your thumb to the end of a garden hose.

    • Jim 06460389
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      YOU actually   think  the " blood is pooling" and  "Veins counteract  Gravity, by   pump the  blood  to the heart?  please   even  as a  deep Vein Thrombosis  Patient   You  obviously  have  NO idea  about DVT  Much less  The "other  conditions  that are MORE  serious and More telling 

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  • NO!
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Yes as they send water back into blood vessels

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    no they do not....

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