Friday, January 7, 2011

Compression Stocking Benefits

Wearing compression stockings can help to reduce the swelling, aching and feelings of heaviness that individuals with serious varicose veins. They are designed to assist the blood flow out of the lower legs in people with normal or impaired blood circulation. Individuals with edema, swelling from fluid accumulation can also be benefited wearing compression stockings because the gentle pressure of the stockings will assist the flow of tissue fluid and blood into deep veins and enhance blood flow up the limb.

It is easy to purchase compression stockings online. Even if you don't have health problems you can use compression stockings too. Research supports the use of compression stockings during long plane rides to decrease the probability of blood clot formation.

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