Compression Stockings

Venous leg disorders are one of the most common diseases. Every second person has leg problems and every eighth person already has an advanced venous disorder requiring treatment. There are at least one million patients with leg ulcers. Varicose veins are more than unsightly veins – they are a sign of a dangerous weakness in the body and can lead to secondary damage which patients experience the rest of their life.

Are You At Risk?

Tired, Achy Legs? Swollen Ankles? Spider or varicose Veins? Prolonged Sitting or Standing? Long Distance Travel? Pregnant?

If so, the veins in your legs may have become overstrained and weakened over time. Without proper care, this condition can lead to the development of spider or varicose veins.

Support Stockings and Socks can reduce the effects of everyday strain on your busy legs. With their graduated compression, they help to pump the blood back up to your heart, improving circulation and offering relief for tired, aching legs.

Available in attractive, fashionable styles and colors, stockings look great while helping you to feel great.

Your legs work hard every day, keep them looking and feeling their best.

Compression stockings also aid in maintaining results of treatment such as after sclerosis or a varicose vein operation, or after deep vein thrombosis. Authorized Sigvaris dealers (such as MNL Mastectomy) will have their certified fitter fill the doctors prescription. Leg measurements are taken and the correct stocking is chosen and tried on.

REMEMBER – most prescribed stockings are insured by third party insurance plans. Check your plan today!

The Venous Return

When sitting, standing, or walking, the blood in the veins has to flow “uphill”. The heart alone cannot manage this pumping action. It needs the powerful support of the ankle-muscle and calf-muscle pumps. With every movement of the legs, the veins embedded in the muscles of the feet and legs are compressed and then dilated.

This pumping action forces the blood in the deep veins towards the heart and draws the blood from the cutaneous veins into the deep veins. In healthy veins, valves ensure that the blood can flow in only one direction of the heart. If the venous system and other pumps in the body are functioning properly, the transport problem is overcome without any difficulty, even when standing or sitting. All we have to do is let the pumps do their work by moving our legs.

You can participate in the prevention and treatment of venous disorders. The following basic rules should be applied in daily life:

Extended periods of sitting or standing is harmful. It is better to lie down or walk.

Prevention and treatment are assisted through plenty of exercise. Go walking, running, or swimming every day. Travel by bicycle or take part in moderately strenuous sports in which the muscles of the feet and legs are exercised. Make your muscle pumps work whenever you can.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

If a lot of standing and sitting is unavoidable, at least walk around more often, stand on your toes, move your feet up and down frequently. Lie down with your legs raised, so that your feet are at a higher level than your heart, and wear medical stockings every day.

They are particularly effective in preventing swollen legs and promote the flow of blood to the heart. Watch your body weight. Being overweight puts a strain on the heart, the arteries and the veins. You should avoid hot baths, sunbathing, tight shoes, high heels, and tight, constrictive clothing. Strictly comply with all measures prescribed by your doctor.

There is nothing we can do about a predisposition to venous disorders, but unhealthy lifestyle and habits that can cause or aggravate the disease can be changed. This is where everyone who is in danger of developing, or already has, a venous disorder can make a difference.

Compression stockings meet the cosmetic and aesthetic requirements of even the most demanding wearers. SIGVARIS are like a second skin, pleasant to wear, in fashionable colors, and without unsightly seams. They keep your legs healthy and give you a feeling of ease and lightness.

When Does A Doctor Prescribe Sigvaris?

A doctor can prescribe compression stockings for all vein diseases of the leg. When risk factors increase it is recommended Sigvaris stockings be worn religiously as a prophylactic. They are prescribed if treatment of a venous disease is not possible, either temporarily or permanently. It also prevents the condition from worsening.

Compression stockings also aid in maintaining results of treatment such as after sclerosis or a varicose vein operation, or after deep vein thrombosis. Authorized Sigvaris dealers (such as MNL Mastectomy) will have their certified fitter fill the doctors prescription. Leg measurements are taken and the correct stocking is chosen and tried on.

REMEMBER – most prescribed stockings are insured by third party insurance plans. Check your plan today!