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Does putting a laptop on your lap give you vericose veins?

Asked by Poser (7805points) January 15th, 2008

Help me settle a bet.

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sndfreQ's avatar

do I get a cut?

artemisdivine's avatar

where to begin.

1) Varicose veins can surface in the LEGS not your LAP
2) I think you are confusing it with infertility

Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins. The word “varicose” comes from the Latin root “varix,” which means “twisted.” Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins in your lower body.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/varicose-veins/DS00256

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark purple or blue, and look twisted and bulging. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg. They develop when valves in the veins that allow blood to flow toward the heart stop working properly. As a result, blood pools in the veins and causes them to get larger.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/varicoseveins.html

ITS THE BOYS WHO NEED TO WORRY…

Men who regularly balance their laptop computers on their laps when working may be jeopardizing their ability to have children, according to a new study from fertility researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

The potential risk comes from the heat generated by the laptop computer and the close position of one’s thighs when balancing the computer on one’s lap, the researchers found. This heat is transferred to the scrotum, where the temperature can rise several degrees, putting users within the danger zone for testicular dysfunction.

http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2004/12/65970

sndfreQ's avatar

^^so the ‘tuck’ from silence of the lambs doesn’t work then? I’m screwed…

sndfreQ's avatar

sorry that was lewd & TMI huh

steefee's avatar

But funny :)

hossman's avatar

Switching from tighty whities to boxers has been known to improve fertility, as it cools stuff down. I would think holding the “tuck” for long periods of time might have the reverse effect. I don’t know what effect squashing might help, but I don’t think it could improve fertility.

fuzein's avatar

If so, i’m getting them right now. AHHH!!

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