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Do Compression Stockings Help Varicose Veins ?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 

Yes, especially if you don't mind wearing them. Light compression stocking use can reduce the feeling of heaviness in the legs, especially after standing for long periods of time. Airline stewardesses who wear light compression stockings (15 - 20 mm Hg) report markedly less leg edema (swelling) and less aching, tiredness and discomfort in the legs. Another benefit of wearing such support stockings during air travel is that it reduces the likelihood of forming blood clots (deep vein clots, DVT) in the legs. You cannot buy compression stockings off the rack from a pharmacy. For proper function, they must be fitted to accurately measures standards by professionals which are employed at medical durable supply stores. Find out from your phlebologist (vein specialist) a list of stores who specialize in venous compression garments.

 

Dr Raffy Karamanoukian is a Board Certified Vein Specialist who practices in Santa Monic, CA - www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a Board Certified Vein Specialist who practices in Williamsville, NY and Clarence, NY - www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com

 

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