What are varicose veins?

The enlarged and convoluted veins spotted in the legs and feet. It can appear as tiny spider veins or may widen. In most of the patients, these veins cause no pain or discomfort while they can be actually harmful. Data says that 40% of the population above the age of 50 years or more may have some form of varicose veins. 

Below mention symptoms are found mostly in patients due to varicose veins;

  1. Cramps
  2. Fatigue
  3. Heaviness of legs
  4. Pain
  5. Rupture of veins and bleeding
  6. Skin pigmentation around the ankles
  7. Swelling in the ankles
  8. Thrombosis - Development of clot formation
  9. Venous ulcers (non-healing wounds) around the ankles.

What is Compression Therapy?

To provide the desired compression in the affected area which develops an adequate pressure on the vein to improve the blood circulations that help to relieve the symptoms mention above and for that Compression stockings is the answer. Using a proper stocking helps relieve symptoms of varicose veins as well as slow down their growth. The level of compression required is determined by the severity of the disease.

Compression stockings should be graduated. The maximum pressure or tightness should be at the foot and gradually loosen as they fit higher on the leg. It facilitates venous drainage in the upright position against gravity.

Compression stockings are available in a wide range from a reasonable price to an expensive one. HealthVistas.Com is an online retailer and having all the leading Indian and International brands at one place. Few of the brands are as mentioned “SIGVARIS”, “JOBST”, “INSTEAD”, “SILVASAN”, “ONTEX”, “VENOSAN”, “VITAMED”, “COMPREZON”, “SORGEN”, “VISSCO”, “TYNOR”, “ALBERT ANDRE” etc.

If the symptoms are mild, You may start out using regular support knee high socks (above the calf and below the knee). A brand named LUMINO CEILO’s Copper Compression Socks provides graduated compression which promotes blood circulation and helps in reducing symptoms of Varicose Veins. The Copper infused fibers controls feet odor and eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and fungi. These support socks are available in two colors – Black and Beige.