Why shouldn’t you cross your legs when checking your blood pressure?

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Why shouldn’t you cross your legs when checking your blood pressure?

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Anything that impedes blood flow will change blood pressure – think like kinking a hose. Even a tiny bit will cause greater pressure behind the kink and reduced flow after. So it’ll give an inaccurate reading. You want to be as open and relaxed as possibly to get the most accurate reading.