SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VEIN DISEASE
The following are signs of vein disease. If you are experiencing conditions similar to the ones below, please see your vascular specialist.
• tired or heavy-feelings legs
• leg pain from prolonged sitting or standing
• swollen ankles at night time
• varicose or spider veins, especially during or after pregnancy
• tingling, numbness, burning, or cramping in legs and feet
• discoloration of the skin
• open sores or ulcers on the lower leg
• history of vein problems in the family
PAIN RELIEF AND DISEASE PREVENTION DURING YOUR PREGNANCY
No one needs to tell you that pregnancy causes an amazing transformation.In fact, to meet the added demands of the baby you’re carrying, the amount of blood in your body just about doubles.Blood flow is dramatically affected. The hormones that add elasticity during pregnancy weaken and stretch your veins. And the after effects are often subtle and permanent.
To protect your legs during pregnancy, elevate them above your heart when resting. Don’t stand or sit for long periods. Avoid crossing your legs or wearing tight-fitting clothes. Ask your doctor about mild leg exercise. Massage your legs. And to maintain leg vein resiliency, wear Mediven graduated compression stockings. They’re sheer. They’re comfortable. And they’re specially made for better leg health during pregnancy. Ask your doctor.
HEALTHY TIPS FOR AIR TRAVELERS
As family and business travel increases each year, Americans can expect to hear and see more news about “economy class syndrome.” This term is used to describe the leg health symptoms experienced by plane, train, bus and automobile passengers on long trips and is associated with the serious leg health condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
During periods of extended inactivity in cramped conditions, such as a long plane flight or even a long car ride, normal blood circulation can be restricted, which can cause leg fatigue and discomfort and may contribute tothe serious problem of DVT. Activity of the calf muscles is needed to contract veins and propel blood from the legs back to the heart. Without this activity, blood can pool in the veins of the leg and form a deep vein thrombosis – a blood clot in a deep vein.
So whether you travel on business or just love to travel, drink lots of liquids, get up and move around every hour or so, and be sure to wear Mediven graduated compression stockings. Made from cool, comfortable materials, woven using the most current manufacturing techniques, Mediven will improve the way you feel during and after your next trip.
ALL DAY COMFORT WHILE YOU WORK
If your job demands that you spend a lot of time standing, chances are, your legs demand compression stockings.
Your veins need muscle activity to help them push oxygen-depleted blood back to your heart. And if you stand in one place for too long, it’s your legs that suffer. Because gravity actually works against the returning blood flow. So keep moving your legs and flexing your muscles. Take a walk on breaks. Elevate your feet. Don’t cross your legs. Wear comfortable shoes.
And to help keep vein problems from getting worse, wear Mediven graduated compression stockings. They improve blood flow. They reduce swelling and fatigue. In short, they work. And as anyone whose job requires them to be on their feet all day long will tell you, that’s the bottom line.
PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION FOR ATHLETES
It’s proven that adding compression to your legs while you exercise increases performance. Compression helps the blood in your legs flow more efficiently. This means that your legs are taking in oxygen better, and more oxygen gives you more energy. Better blood circulation also leads to a quicker recovery period, so that your legs aren’t holding you back.
CEP Sportsocks are reinforced at the Achilles heel to protect and prevent tendon irritation, and are constructed with special ventilation channels to promote better air circulation for comfortable feet. A special reinforced padded sole also prevents pressure marks.