WHAT ARE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS & CAN THEY HELP IN PREVENTING THE PROGRESSION OF VEIN DISEASE?
Elastic compression stockings reduce ambulatory venous hypertension and improve calf muscle pump function, thus reducing the progression of venous disease and improving symptoms. Compression stockings will not eradicate varicose veins. Dr.Sassan Kaveh A trained doctor with certifications in endovascular radiofrequency ablation and Clarivein occlusion will be able to address your concerns with an in-office visit to the Las Vegas Alpha Vein Clinic for a full examination.
Wearing Compression stockings will improve varicose and spider veins ONLY when they are on. They are not expected to correct the varicose process or faulty anatomy of these veins. However the wearing of compression stockings can improve the edema (swelling) of the legs that frequently accompany varicosities.
Once compression stockings are discontinued, the veins and edema will return to their current state. Support stockings usually help with symptoms and may slow down progression of vein disease, but they do not solve the problem.
WHAT ARE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS:
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 doctor if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow in your legs. If you’ve been prescribed compression stockings for a condition that affects your circulation, you may need to wear them for several months, and in some cases for several years. If you need to wear stockings after having deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you should wear them as often as your doctor prescribes. Compression stockings are specially designed to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. They may be prescribed by your doctor if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow in your legs, such as:
- varicose veins (swollen and enlarged veins)
- lymphoedema (when your body’s tissues swell up painfully)
WEARING COMPRESSION STOCKINGS:
Compression stockings come in a variety of sizes, lengths and colors. They’re also available with different strengths of compression. Your legs will be measured to see what size stockings you need, and your doctor or nurse will check they fit properly. You may need to wear them on both legs or on just one leg. You should wear your compression stockings during the day and take them off before going to bed. Put them on again first thing in the morning.
Your doctor will monitor your progress. You should have your legs measured again and your stockings replaced every 3-6 months. In such a case that you feel you need compression stockings or if you are suffering from the terrible symptoms of vein disease in your legs, call us at (702) 430-7661. Our caring and knowledgeable staff will set you up with an appointment that suits your schedule. Our clinic is conveniently located and ready to get you on the path to healthy legs. Dr Sassan Kaveh is passionate about helping his patients be able to live pain free and without the constant struggle that is associated with venous insufficiency. Do not hesitate, call us today!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
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