Whether to be polite or just for comfort, sitting with crossed legs is a common habit. Does this posture increase your chance of developing varicose veins?
“Some people have speculated that crossing your legs could compress veins in the calf, resulting in increased vein pressure and varicose veins," says Duke vein doctor Eric Mowatt-Larssen.
But does it really cause them? Read the original article on DukeHealth.org for the answer and more information about varicose veins and how to prevent them. Duke Medicine, Go Ask Mom's sponsor, offers health information and advice every Tuesday.