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Compression stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. They may be prescribed by your GP if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow in your legs, such as: varicose veins (swollen and enlarged veins) Q. Who benefits from wearing compression? A. Anyone’s legs can feel better while wearing gradient compression stockings, especially those of us who spend too much time in sedentary sitting or standing positions. Gradient compression stockings are of most benefit to individuals with the following leg complaints: Tired, aching, heavy feeling legs Leg swelling Varicose veins Venous insufficiency Post-thrombotic syndrome Healed venous ulcer Active venous ulcer Lymphedema It is recommended that you consult with your physician before wearing compression 20 mmHg and above. If you also have arterial circulation problems in your legs please consult with your physician before wearing any level of compression. Q. What is gradient compression? A. Gradient compression delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle. The amount of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg. Compression is expressed in mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Q. What is Compression Therapy? A. Compression therapy refers to the benefits gained from the use of specialized stockings or bandages in the management of chronic venous disease and lymphedema. Individuals suffering from chronic venous disease (often called insufficiency) present with leg complaints of fatigue, heaviness, and aching. Perhaps the most important effect is that compression increases the pressure in the tissue under the skin (subcutaneous) thereby helping to reduce and prevent swelling. The compression of this subcutaneous tissue helps move excess fluid (swelling) back into the capillaries (tiniest of the blood vessels) and helps prevent too much fluid from leaking out of these little vessels. Secondly, compression reduces the ability of the superficial veins in the leg to expand and overfill with blood. This in turn helps prevent blood in these veins from flowing backward causing congestion. Congestion in the leg accounts for the leg complaints, swelling, and skin changes common in persons with venous problems. Q. Are there reasons an individual should not wear compression? A. Contraindications (medical conditions in which compression is not recommended): Ischemia (e.g. advanced arterial disease) of the legs Uncontrolled congestive heart failure Untreated septic phlebitis of the leg Phlegmasia cerulea dolens The wearing of cQ. What makes Absolute Medical, Inc different from other medical supply distributors? A. Absolute Medical is dedicated exclusively to lymphedema. Unlike other lymphedema product resellers who carry products for a wide spectrum of medical conditions, we focus on supplying only those products appropriate for the safe and effective treatment of this unique condition. Our unparalleled expertise in the field makes us uniquely qualified to supply individuals benefiting from Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Our customers value our unwavering commitment to their specific needs and fully appreciate why we are the “Lymphedema Products Experts”. Q. Who benefits from wearing compression? A. Anyone’s legs can feel better while wearing gradient compression stockings, especially those of us who spend too much time in sedentary sitting or standing positions. Gradient compression stockings are of most benefit to individuals with the following leg complaints: Tired, aching, heavy feeling legs Leg swelling Varicose veins Venous insufficiency Post-thrombotic syndrome Healed venous ulcer Active venous ulcer Lymphedema It is recommended that you consult with your physician before wearing compression 20 mmHg and above. If you also have arterial circulation problems in your legs please consult with your physician before wearing any level of compression. Q. What is gradient compression? A. Gradient compression delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle. The amount of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg. Compression is expressed in mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Q. What is Compression Therapy? A. Compression therapy refers to the benefits gained from the use of specialized stockings or bandages in the management of chronic venous disease and lymphedema. Individuals suffering from chronic venous disease (often called insufficiency) present with leg complaints of fatigue, heaviness, and aching. Gradient elastic stockings pioneered by engineer and patient, Conrad JobstĀ®, in the early 1950s remain the standard in the management of chronic venous disease. Gradient compression delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle. The amount of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg. While the exact mechanism of action of compression remains elusive, compression is believed to provide two primary benefits to individuals suffering from chronic venous insufficiency. Perhaps the most important effect is that compression increases the pressure in the tissue under the skin (subcutaneous) thereby helping to reduce and prevent swelling. The compression of this subcutaneous tissue helps move excess fluid (swelling) back into the capillaries (tiniest of the blood vessels) and helps prevent too much fluid from leaking out of these little vessels. Secondly, compression reduces the ability of the superficial veins in the leg to expand and overfill with blood. This in turn helps prevent blood in these veins from flowing backward causing congestion. Congestion in the leg accounts for the leg complaints, swelling, and skin changes common in persons with venous problems. Q. Are there reasons an individual should not wear compression? A. Contraindications (medical conditions in which compression is not recommended):

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Date Created May 26, 2017 Last Updated May 26, 2017

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