Home Health House Calls: Compression Stockings

Compression Stockings

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Elastic compression stockings are prescribed to treat all vein problems.
Wearing them may be the most important thing you do to manage your symptoms.
The stockings fit tightly around the ankle, gradually reducing in pressure as they go up the legs.
This helps keep blood flowing to the heart.
As a result, swelling is reduced.
Your doctor will prescribe stockings at a safe pressure for you.
He or she will also tell you how often to wear and remove the stockings.
Do not buy or wear compression stockings without first seeing your doctor.
Follow care instructions that come with your stockings and replace them when they become loose.
And remember only wear compression stockings as directed by your doctor.

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