Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not For Old Ladies Anymore

The ladies in my family suffer from varicose veins. Normally, one-way valves in your veins keep blood flowing from your legs up toward your heart. When these valves do not work as they should, blood collects in your legs, and pressure builds up. The veins become weak, large, and twisted. My mother is going to be having surgery because of this issue and she mentioned since I was at the age where this can affect me, she mentioned the firm support pantyhoses. I decided to get some for myself.

They are very comfortable and help with when you are tired from standing long hours. They also do not look bad and look just like any other tights. The great part is that it helps to increase circulation in your legs. The socks or stockings are normally worn in the morning upon arising, and removed at night. Remember that the heart attempts to pump blood against gravity up the veins of the legs, and as a person walks, the regular contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins are necessary to help the heart move blood up the legs efficiently. But, it is unlikely that a person will walk continuously throughout the day - most of us sit or stand some of the time. Also, some people have inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves, which create additional challenges to venous circulation. This is why wearing compression socks or stockings is vital for the treatment or prevention of varicose veins and other circulatory problems, especially for individuals who are at risk.

Prevent from this ever happening to you!

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