Can Compression Stockings increase or cause High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?


Your first instinct might be to think that there would have to be a conflict between wearing compression or support hosiery and the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension).  It seems only logical to conclude that by compressing something – in this case the outer part of the legs – the blood pressure inside the compressed veins would have to increase.

Surprisingly compression and support garments do not cause or increase blood pressure in people with normal blood vessels and circulation.  Graduated compression stockings merely increase the speed and volume of blood flowing in the veins and prevent swelling from pooling of blood in the superficial leg veins (varicose veins) and/or excessive fluid build-up (edema) in the connective tissue of the legs.

If your healthcare provider has determined that you can benefit from wearing graduated compression stockings or support hose you need to make sure that the type and brand of compression hosiery you choose will fit you properly.  You can do this by taking the proper measurements of your legs yourself and comparing them to the sizing charts published by the manufacturer.  You can also have your legs measured at a medical supply store for a customized fit of your compression stockings.  Too tight or to loose fitting support stockings or hose cannot provide suitable compression and could, in the worst case, even have a negative effect on your health.

See also our article on correct measuring and sizing …  simply click the link below to read it

Problems Associated with Graduated Compression Stockings – The Importance of Correct Measurements and Sizing

Howeverand here comes the big IF… If someone already suffers from arterial issues such as high blood pressure and/or circulatory problems, caution must be applied and only a thorough medical evaluation by your physician and/or a specialist can provide you with reliable answers.

Any pre-existence of arterial illnesses such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or so-called “smoker’s legs” (clogged arteries in the legs), cardiac insufficiency or coronary heart problems such as angina or heart failure, are in medical terms “contraindications” for compression stockings.  In other words, patients with these types of illnesses would not be permitted to wear any type of compression garments because they would not help or potentially even make things worse because of these pre-existing conditions.


If you liked this post please let us know by clicking the Facebook like button or the G+1 button below. We also appreciate any comments and personal experiences you have to contribute.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your selfless sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely love your blog!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I definitely love this site.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a ton! This is a wonderful website.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Finally I found someone who knows how to provide relevant information on the subject. Thanks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You…are…my…hero!!! Finally, someone who knows how to talk about a subject.

  7. Samuel says:

    Good day! I simply would like to give an enormous thumbs up for the good information you have here. I shall be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  8. Laurice J. says:

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the site is also very good.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I like this website because there is so much useful stuff on here :D.

  10. Muoi C. says:

    Pretty inspiring collection of posts and attractive design here! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Anonymous says:


    Some genuinely useful info on this site.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Really fantastic info can be found on this web blog.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I seriously love your blog. Pleasant colors & theme. Cheers!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing good knowledge.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Merely wanna state that this is invaluable. Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Great weblog here! Your website also loads very fast!

  17. Anonymous says:

    I appreciate your work, thank you for all the great posts.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Really fantastic info can be found on this website.

  19. Jennelle says:

    I love the effort you have put in this, appreciate it for all the great content .

  20. Steven O. says:

    Some really wonderful content on this internet site, appreciate it.

  21. Klatte says:

    I think other web site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and great user friendly style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  22. Cecira says:

    Thanks for such an excellent post. It is very useful.

  23. Emily says:

    This is very helpful information delivered with wit and style.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, very interesting and nice article.

  25. Ernesta says:

    Hey there, truly interesting posts you have here, keep up the great work, will be back for more!

  26. Anonymous says:

    You have remarked some very interesting points. Thank you for the post.

  27. Stefan C. says:

    This post was very nicely written, and it also contains a lot of useful facts. I enjoyed your professional way of writing. You have made it very easy for me to understand.

  28. L. S. says:

    Whoa this blog is wonderful I love reading your posts. Keep up the great work! Lots of people are hunting around for this info, you can help them greatly.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to say I truly enjoy reading your blog posts.

  30. Paula F. says:

    Just want to comment that you have a very nice site. The style really stands out.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Howdy! I’m surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

  32. Anonymous says:

    Hello! I wish to offer a huge thumbs up for that wonderful information you’ve here.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for spreading this kind of wonderful subject material on your site.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I’ve found youre article browsing on my iPhone 4 and i wanna say thanks for it! It’s a nice site you have there! I’ll visit it more in the future! Thanks, Frank

  35. Paula says:

    Guten Abend, interessanter Blog Eintrag, stand genau das drin was ich gesucht hatte. :)

  36. Anonymous says: is absolutely awesome, thanks

  37. Anonymous says:

    I like this article a lot. I like how your content makes you think.

  38. Jon C. says:

    Thank you for the blog post. Great.

  39. E. Galeano says:

    I am impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  40. J. Hernandez says:

    I admire the content that you have uploaded, I will stay in contact because I know I will always find this site very handy.

  41. Andrew P. says:

    Simply wanted to comment on your wonderfully designed website, awesome job!

  42. Dirce says:

    This is not an easy topic, but you make it easy to be understood. Thank you so much!

  43. Anonymous says:

    What a magnificent blog and revealing posts. Best Regards!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Hi there, your blog style is simple and clean and i just like it. Your content is superb. Keep it coming. Great job!!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    Amazing site posted here, very informative. I just subscribed.

  46. Jamu K. says:

    I was reading some of your posts and I think this web site is real instructive!

  47. Edgar says:

    Every time i come here i am not disappointed.

  48. Briana L. says:

    This internet page is a walk-through the data you wanted concerning this subject area. Glimpse here, and you’ll certainly discover it.

  49. Anonymous says:

    I’m really impressed with your writing talents as well as with the structure of your blog. It’s rare to find a blog like this one these days.

  50. Fahey says:

    This blog is really attention-grabbing. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to more of your excellent posts.

  51. Linguim says:

    Hi there How are things going? I see that you are still holding this blog, congrats! How did you pass the latest Google update? It seems that your blog is one of the strongest in the current SERP’s! I always love your style. Bye!

  52. W. Moriwaki says:

    Very interesting, thanks for posting.

  53. F. Nugal says:

    Very fantastic information can be found on this site.

  54. Anonymous says:

    I enjoy your writing style and I’m genuinely enjoying this web site. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

  55. Julian P. says:

    Thank you for such a well written article. It’s full of insightful information.

  56. Santone D. says:

    This is very attention-grabbing, You are a very professional blogger. I have joined your rss feed. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks

  57. Loriann T. says:

    You have a great blog here!

  58. Eldridge P. says:

    Some really great content on this site.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Hello there, You’ve performed an excellent job. I’ll certainly digg it.

  60. Anonymous says:

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this blog! I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.

  61. Anonymous says:

    I am baffled by this blog. I found it to be not only incredibly fascinating but it really also made me think. I’m happy that I found this post.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Hey there! I’ve been following your website for a long time now! Just wanted to say keep up the great job!

  63. Rozanne H. says:

    Very good, I definitely love this web site, keep on it

  64. P. Bolesławiec says:

    I have recently started a website too. This website has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  65. Eric Loh says:

    Deeply thanks for such a good written post. I really have a wonderful time browsing it.

  66. Alejandro B. says:

    Nice post here. Love the way you write. Thanks for your share.

  67. Anthony S. says:

    I am lucky to discovero this blog, exactly the information that I was searching for!

  68. Rob S. says:

    good work, i liked reading this

  69. K. George says:

    Fabulous piece, I do feel you’ve absolutely designed an online web site I’ve to come back to. Keep it up.

  70. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for creating your site. I love it!

  71. Anonymous says:

    I’ve read good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I am surprised how much effort you put into creating such a magnificent informative web site.

  72. Paulita S. says:

    Thank You for this good article.

  73. Anonymous says:

    Nice writing, thanks for sharing your post, some fantastic thoughts you’ve on the subject, I will most likely be back for much more reading.

  74. John J. says:

    Rather helpful bless you, I do believe your current followers might probably want a great deal more articles like this carry on the great content.

  75. Anonymous says:

    Excellent Info!

  76. Erna says:

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blog is really nice. Keep it up! Cheers

  77. O. Visker says:

    Very helpful post, thanks for the info.

  78. Anonymous says:

    You found your niche. Great Article

  79. Anonymous says:

    Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!

  80. Anonymous says:

    I’ve read good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I’m surprised how much effort you put into creating such a great informative website.

  81. Lorina R. says:

    I think this is a great blog. Thanks Again. Awesome.

  82. ERIK says:

    Searched google 30 mins, finally i get what i need.Thanks!

  83. Carol says:

    Vous avez de bons points il, c’est pourquoi j’aime toujours verifier votre blog, Il semble que vous etes un expert dans ce domaine. maintenir le bon travail, Mon ami recommander votre site.

    Mon francais n’est pas tres bon, je suis de l’Allemagne.

  84. Doreatha G. says:

    Great – I am definitely impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and related information ended up being truly easy to access. Nice work.

  85. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic website. A lot of useful info here. I am sharing it on delicious and of course, thanks for your sweat!

  86. Anonymous says:

    How long did it take you to write this all? This is Absolutely fantastic.

  87. Edith says:

    Saved as a favorite, I enjoyed your site! :)

Leave a Reply