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Compression garments for varicose veins - Buffalo Varicose Veins Treatment
Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The end result of vein problems in the legs is venous hypertension in the forom of high pressures in the veins during ambulation or walking. This condition is called ambulatory venous hypertension. The golas of compression therapy is several fold:

1. help prevent clot formation in hospitalized patients and individuals who are inactive
2. improve the return of blood from the legs
3. counter the effects of ambulatory venous hypertension
4. help control the progression of venous disease
5. reduce and control swelling in the legs (Edema)

Compression venous garments increase tissue pressure, reduce tissue swelling (edema), increase the velocity of blood flow in the veins and reduce venous reflux, i.e. tendency for venous blood to slush back into the legs.

To get evaluated for compression garments (compression stockings for vein problems), consult a vein specialist, also known as a phlebologist. The goals of compression garments is threefold:

1. they have to treat the condition
2. they have to be comfortable to wear and properly fitted
3. they have to be reasonably acceptable to wear from a cosmetic standpoint.


For more information or evaluation, contact Dr. Karamanoukian for a consultation at the Vein Treatment Center. Our offices are not in the business of selling compression garments - this is relegated to medical durable supply companies. But, a prescription is required from a Phlebologist for you to aquire these compression stockings that are considered 'of medical necessity'.   


Dr. hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or 



Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or 


Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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