Compression stockings are designed to apply pressure to your limbs and help you in different ways including and not limited to the followings
- The arteries which take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax, so blood flow flows freely. They keep your legs from getting tired and achy.
- The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your heart, so they ease swelling in your feet and legs.
- They help you to prevent and treat spider and varicose veins.
- They stop you from feeling light-headedness or dizziness when you stand up.
- They help you to prevent or decrease the risk of clot formation as they help your blood keep moving.
Who can use compression stockings?
- People with or at risk for circulation problems, like DVT, varicose veins or diabetes.
- People who have had recent surgery
- Those who cannot leave their bed or have difficulty to move their legs
- Individuals who stand all the day at work
- People who spend long stretches of time on airplanes, like pilots
- Pregnant women
Compression stockings come with different pressure, talk to your health practitioner to make sure which one is suitable for you.