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How Compression Stockings Heal Varicose Veins

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As you get older, you may start to see something pop out on your legs. That “something” is varicose veins.  Broadway Medical would like to share with you and your loved ones why varicose veins show up in your legs and how compression stockings can heal those veins.

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Varicose veins appear to be blue-green vines that wind up on the front or back of the leg, looking like a river on a map.  These veins are not functioning properly because of deoxygenated blood which pools in the veins of the feet and legs.  Varicose veins can be created by sitting at a desk or standing on your feet all day. Those jobs are just two examples can prevent blood from circulating back to the heart like it is supposed to.

An easy treatment for this condition is compression stockings. They have graduated compression built in them.  This means that they’re tighter at the bottom and are less compressed as you move up the leg to promote blood flow back to the heart.  After your doctor examines your legs, they’ll give you a rating for what kind of compression stocking you’ll need. Levels of compression go like this:

  • Light compression – 15 to 20 mmHg
  • Medium compression – 20 to 30 mmHg
  • High compression – 30 to 40 mmHg 

As you’d expect, the higher the compression rating, the more severe varicose vein issues there are.  Compression stockings can be used to treat lymph edema as well.

Compression socks, stockings and hosiery for men and women come in various compression ratings so that you can find your ideal solution for your varicose veins. If you’re tired of seeing those blue-green veins crawling up the fronts and backs of your legs, then it’s high time to do something about it.

Contact Broadway Medical or browse through our online catalog to find the perfect pair of compression stockings for your needs!