Compression Stockings For Men & Women – Compression Stockings For Varicose Veins
Compression Stockings For Men & Women –
Compression stockings worn throughout the day can alleviate symptoms of dysautonomia and Orthostatic Hypotension (OH). Dysautonomia is a disease that affects the autonomic nervous system, often manifested by a low blood pressure and/or a high heart rate upon standing (also, called Orthostatic Hypotension and/or POTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome).
Compression stockings come in many shapes, colors, and styles. You can purchase flesh-colored compression stockings if you would like for them to blend in with your natural skin tone. There are compression stockings that look like a sock or sleeve and compression stockings that look like pantyhose.
Compression stockings help relieve symptoms and slow the progress of varicose veins. They improve circulation and are a mainstay of treatment for varicose veins that are causing symptoms. The tightness gradually gets less and less until you reach the top of the stocking (graduated compression). Compression stockings are tightest at the foot.
Compression stockings effectively force blood to flow along its natural course. They steadily squeeze the leg muscles, helping to drive blood back to the heart. Compression stockings also prevent the formation of blood clots and reduce swelling in the feet.
Compression stockings are not meant to be worn to bed. However, it’s a good idea to keep them on your nightstand since they need to be put on first thing in the morning when you wake up, before you even get out of bed. Although support hose are meant to help your circulation, improper use can cut off your circulation and lead to further complications. If you notice any swelling in your leg or foot below the lowest point of the stocking, remove the stocking and report the swelling to your health care provider.