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Are compression stockings effective for everyone?

Are compression stockings effective for everyone?

Probably not...: Entirely. Although very tight, hard to put on, sometimes hard to take off, always hot in the summertime, and people often really don't like them, most will say, in all honesty, that they make their legs feel better despite everything. ...Read more

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How effective are compression stockings at preventing DVT? Is there a chance that blood would just pool in the thighs instead of in the calves?

How effective are compression stockings at preventing DVT? Is there a chance that blood would just pool in the thighs instead of in the calves?

Fairly good: Thigh-high stockings are best but not every person will wear them. Calf (knee) height are good at preventing the venous reflux and stasis that leads to clotting. They can also prevent the veins from becoming varicose in later life so if you stand all day at your job, stockings are are good for keeping your legs looking good. ...Read more

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Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. I work every day in a wound center and wear compression every day! ...Read more

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Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Stockings in bed: Compression stockings are designed to benefit a person while up on their feet. There is no need to wear them in bed. ...Read more

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Should I wear compression stockings at night?

You can: If you have a venous ulcer, then wearing a low compression stocking at night is often recommended. Otherwise, there is probably no need. It is important to remember that the compression you should use at night (15-20 mm hg) isn't adequate for when you you are up and walking around. Then you probably need 30-40 mm hg. ...Read more

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Can you advise on where should I order compression stockings?

Can you advise on where should I order compression stockings?

Multiple areas: Compression hose can be obtained in any surgical supply store, online, in most vein specialist's office and in many local pharmacies such as cvs and walgreens. It is important to know how much compression you require and that the stockings fit properly ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any cute or stylish compression stockings?

Styling: There are dozens of companies that sell lines of stockings. You will need to investigate your choices carefully; what may look nice, my not be quality. First, understand what level of compression you need from your clinician. Then make it to a store that carries multiple brands so that you can feel the differences. From there you can begin to make choices for yourself. Follow the care instructions ...Read more

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