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Everything You Need to Know About Compression Stockings

What are Compression Stockings?

Compression stockings are specialized hosiery that are designed for the purpose of preventing the occurrence and/or further progression of disorders that affect veins. This specialized apparel was created to reduce swelling and discomfort by applying pressure to the affected area. Compression stockings can help with some of the most common venous disorders including edema, thrombosis, and phlebitis. From seniors to athletes, travellers to pregnant women, these stockings are beneficial to everyone.

What are the Benefits?

There are many benefits associated with compression stockings. Compression stockings can help improve blood circulation throughout the body. They also assist in the reduction of swelling, soreness, and fatigue in your legs and lower body while simultaneously boosting energy levels. Compression stockings are usually comprised of tight-fitting materials and come in many styles, colours, and sizes. They also help vessels in the lower body carry blood to the heart more efficiently.

Who Should Use Them?

Adapt Home Health Care knows the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We highly recommend compression stockings to prevent bad blood circulation which is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes. For individuals who suffer from varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency (CVT), or any other circumstances that can affect blood circulation, compression stockings can be beneficial to use. Aside from that, individuals who sit or stand for long periods of time, travel frequently, love exercise, and/or are pregnant, can benefit from compression stockings.

How Do They Work?

The circulatory system helps carry blood from and to extremities throughout the body. High blood pressure, gravity, and several other factors can affect the circulatory system by making it difficult for the heart to pump blood from the lower body to the heart. If the circulatory system is affected, it may result in very painful and uncomfortable situations such as swelling of the legs, feet, or ankles.

Why Compression Stockings?

Compression stockings can improve your life by relieving your symptoms. They can also enhance muscle recovery for athletes and shorten recovery time after workouts.

Contact Adapt Home Health Care today to book your fitting appointment! Our registered pharmacists and specialists are specially trained as certified compression therapy fitters and are happy to help you find the right compression stockings for your needs. We also can automatic bill to insurance companies and assist patients in assessing what their insurance companies cover! Visit one of our 3 GTA locations today to get yours!

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