MEDICAL COMPRESSION AND DEVICES
As a certified medical fitter for Valco, a Canadian company founded in 1963, I am able to fit and customize all forms of compression devices. Valco is a distributor of leading products in the healthcare industry. A distributor of medi a world leader since 1951 in manufacturing compression stockings and sleeves along with soft supports to stabilize and relieve stress on affected joints. Along with CEP – by medi.
What functions do the veins fulfill in the blood circulation?
All the cells in our bodies have to be supplied with the necessary nutrients and oxygen. This is done by the arteries. These substances are exchanged in the tiny hair-like blood vessels, the capillaries. The veins then transport the used blood back to the heart and the organs that will clean it. The used blood also passes through the lungs where it is recharged with oxygen. Besides this transport function the veins also have reservoir and climatic functions. When it is hot the veins expand so the can hold more blood which is then cooled at the skin surface.
What encourages the development of varicose veins?
- Everything that impedes the return flow of blood from the legs, e.g. tight clothing, prolonged sitting, or obesity.
- Everything that makes the venous walls relax, e.g. hormones, alcohol, and heat
- Everything that impairs or even abolishes the muscle pump e.g. prolonged sitting and standing, high heels, or paralysis
- If there is a familial predisposition
The action of the compression stocking is simple:
The pressure exerted by the stocking narrows the diameter of the veins. The venous valves can close again and less blood pools in the legs. The reduced diameter helps the blood to flow more quickly, which in turn helps prevent the formation of blood clots as thromboses. As soon as you start wearing properly fitted mediven compression stockings you will feel the relief. A real treat for your legs.
How often should I wear my compression stocking?
Daily, daily, daily! There is no alternative if you want to achieve the best possible treatment results. Your stockings are indispensable if you sit or stand a lot. On journeys the stocking helps safeqaurd against dangerous travellers’ thrombosis, which even healthy people sometimes suffer.
The single most important factor that ensures the success of therapy is adequate exercise. All exercises and sports that keep the joints mobile and the leg muscles active are suitable.
YOUR DOCTOR MUST DECIDE ON THE COMPRESSION CLASS TO WEAR. REGULAR MEDICAL CHECKS ARE RECOMMENDED TO ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT.
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