Support Stockings & Varicose Veins: What You Need To Know

Do you know the truth about support stockings and varicose veins? Well, support stockings and varicose veins have been linked with each other ever since. Wearing compression or support stockings on daily basis can help you reduce the pain and swelling of your legs for standing in long periods of time, and probably reduce the chance of you having varicose veins. First, let me give you a brief introduction about compression stockings, its purpose, and its connection to varicose veins.

Compression or support stockings is made and designed to reduce the development of venous disorders such as varicose veins and other disorders such as edema and thrombosis. Compression stockings come in different styles, and one of them is also designed for pregnant women. The use of compression in the leg area reduces venous pressure from ankle to knee up by constricting veins and forcing them to narrower arterial channel and improves circulation of blood of your feet and legs. And since you have less blood flowing on the lower part of your body, more blood flows back to the heart. Therefore, it also prevents aching and swelling of the muscle in the leg area, especially if you are standing on long hours that your work requires you to do.

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Varicose veins on the other hand are something compression stockings are supposed to be preventing. They are enlarged veins that appear to be bulging and resembles like twisted cords that is usually found in the leg area. Common case of varicose veins can be traced with heredity, but usually, this is caused by venous pressure. Pressure in the veins weakens the wall over time resulting to poor blood circulation and in some cases; it can cause more serious injury.

Wearing support stockings prevents development of venous disorders, but this is not a cure. If you have varicose veins before you started using support stockings, you may have to wear it as long as you have to. Consulting doctors who specializes in treating venous disorders should be your number one step in approaching this. Knowing more about these types of venous disorders will give you more knowledge on how and what to do to prevent further development. Also, wearing compression stockings must be advised by experts, after all, you may develop varicose veins in the long run even you are wearing compression or support stockings especially if you must stand for long hours at work, or sitting in an awkward posture.

Here are some helpful tips on how to prevent the development of varicose veins.

First, if you are standing for long hours, walking around every 15 minutes or sitting can lessen the chances of you getting varicose veins. If you are working on your desk, while sitting, have a good sitting posture and avoid crossing your legs, this may constrict the flow of the blood in the lower body and increase venous pressure that may cause the development of varicose veins. Lastly, keep your weight in check and exercise regularly for better blood circulation and to improve your overall health.

There are lots of ways to prevent development of varicose veins. These simple tips can save you time and greatly reduce the chances of acquiring varicose veins. And if you happen to find one in you, don’t panic. Consult an expert with deeper knowledge and ask about ways to prevent further development of venous disorders.

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