Dr Oz: Crossed Legs Leads to Blood Clots & Don’t Sit Up Straight


Dr Oz: Sitting With Crossed Legs Increases Risk For Blood Clots

Dr. Oz, along with his guests Chris Ulrich and Dr. Daria Gillepsie, shared some common forms of body language that could be pointing to a serious illness such as lupus. Keep reading to find out what crossing your legs could mean to your health.

Dr Oz: Hunched Shoulders Sign Of Spinal Stenosis

Dr Oz: Crossed Legs Leads to Blood Clots & Don't Sit Up Straight

Dr. Oz revealed crossing your legs could lead to blood clots, sitting up to straight could lead to neck pain and hunched shoulders may be Spinal Stenosis.


Did you ever think the way you sit down could reveal some clues about her health? Since many of us spend a lot of time sitting in chairs at work, Dr. Oz said it is important to know if the way we sit is really a sign that something is wrong with our health.

  • Crossed Legs – Chris Ulrich said many people sit with their legs crosses because it is a way to show good manners and take up less space while blending in with everyone around us. As for the medical side of crossing your legs, Dr. Gillespie said sitting with your legs crossed can put pressure on your veins and nerves while preventing normal blood flow. This blockage of blood can lead to an increased rick for developing a blood clot. She said it also raises your blood pressure about seven points. She suggested trying to sit in different positions and said to always put your feet flat on the ground when getting blood drawn.
  • Hunched Shoulders – Chris Ulrich said sitting with hunched shoulders is a sign of sadness, being ashamed or even defeat. Dr. Gillespie said if she sees a person who is chronically hunched over she gets concerned about conditions like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Spinal Stenosis
  • Sitting Up Straight – Chris Ulrich said people who are rigid and uptight are less likely “to go with the flow.” Dr. Gillespie said we all have a natural curvature to our spines, so sitting up too straight can actually cause problems like neck pain and issues with spinal discs.


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