Compression Stockings on Varicose Veins - Ship Hospital

Compression Stockings on Varicose Veins


Varicose veins, characterized by twisted and enlarged veins, can cause discomfort and affect one’s quality of life.

Compression stockings have proven to be a valuable tool in managing this condition, offering various benefits that contribute to both symptom relief and overall well-being.




1. Improve Blood Circulation:
Compression stockings exert consistent pressure on the legs, aiding in better blood circulation. This pressure helps prevent blood from pooling in the veins, reducing the risk of clot formation and promoting healthier circulation throughout the lower limbs.

2. Reduction of Swelling and Edema:
One of the primary symptoms of varicose veins is swelling and edema in the affected areas. Compression stockings effectively counteract this by enhancing fluid movement from the tissues back into the bloodstream, alleviating discomfort and reducing swelling.

3. Symptom Relief:
Wearing compression stockings can significantly alleviate the symptoms associated with varicose veins, such as pain, aching, and heaviness in the legs. The graduated compression they provide is tailored to be tighter at the ankle and gradually looser as it moves up the leg, ensuring targeted relief.

4. Prevention of Progression:
Regular use of compression stockings can help prevent the progression of varicose veins. By maintaining proper blood flow and reducing the strain on the venous system, these stockings contribute to slowing down the development of additional varicose veins.

5. Support During Long Periods of Standing or Sitting:
Individuals with jobs requiring prolonged periods of standing or sitting may find compression stockings particularly beneficial. The graduated pressure they provide supports the veins, helping to counteract the negative effects of immobility and reducing the likelihood of developing varicose veins.

6. Guideline of wearing:
It’s often recommended for wearing compression stockings in day time when you are active and upright. This helps to improve blood circulation, preventing swelling and increase activity.
Doctor often advised removing compression stockings at night. This allows your skin to breathe and prevents potential skin irritation.

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