Compression Stockings During Pregnancy
Compression Stockings During Pregnancy – Compression Stocking or commonly known as Stocking Varicose veins, increasingly known as one of the therapy for vein abnormalities problem. So not just for varicose veins only. Swollen feet also require compression to help the venous valve work better so that the swelling can be reduced.
Feet tired or quick to feel tired and pain even though it has been running for a while can also be minimized by using this stocking. For long-term travelers (Economy class Syndrome) for long periods of time over 4 hours can use travel socks with mild compression to reduce swelling and discomfort while sitting for long.
Compression stocking cannot remove existing varicose veins. The function of Compression Stocking among others
- Reduce dilation of vein blood vessel diameter.
- Fixed venous valve function.
- Supports calf muscles so that the effect of pumping blood back better.
- Prevent varicose veins multiply
- Reduce the symptoms that arise include swollen feet, fatigue and weight, cramps.
Everyone should be measured in order to get the right stockings. (See video on how to measure and measure tables). A good compression stocking is a stocking that has a graded compression that the upwards have less compression.
This stocking feels tight when used for how to wear can see the video available on every web page of us. It is very common for first or forerunner use to be difficult because it is tight. But by often wearing it you will get used to it. If necessary ask someone else for help in pairing it for you.
In relation to the stockings tightness level there are several compression classes that are classes 1, 2, 3, and 4. The choice of the compression class must be precise according to the conditions or indications available to maximize stocking function. Several levels of compression are:
- CCL1: Lightweight compression level, 18mmHg – 21mmHg on the ankle. For the legs feel tired, heavy, cramps. There are purplish-red veins and no swelling (spider vein). For varicose veins during pregnancy. To prevent DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) while traveling.
- CCL2: Medium compression rate, 23mmHg – 32mmHg on ankle. For more serious varicose veins are visible blue veins though not prominent and twisted turn. Sometimes the foot is slightly swollen after sitting or standing long. After varicose injection (sclerotherapy), after varicose veins (Stripping / Ligation), after Endovenous Laser Therapy, DVT, and weak venous insufficiency,
- CCL3: Tight compression ratio, 34mmHg-46mmHg on the ankle. For Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), Severe Swollen Feet, after severe venous handling (severe ulcers). Should be recommended by your doctor.
- CCL4: Compression rate above 46mmHg For very swollen feet (elephant leg). On medical prescription.
Before buying and wearing compression stockings you should consult your doctor first to ensure proper compression. Especially For Class 3 compression classes should use a doctor’s prescription to avoid any possible counter indications.
Please consult with your doctor before purchasing a suitable Venosan product for you.
How to Care / Washing
- You can wash Venosan stockings using detergent or laundry soap without fabric softener.
- Do not use clothes bleach and fabric softener because it will affect the material stocking.
- Do not dry under direct sunlight.
- Clean the silicon rope on the top of the stocking by using alcohol regularly to keep its attachment (especially for AGH stocking type until the thighs.
- Notice the sharp-edged rings and sharp, ruptured fingernails can damage your stockings. It is recommended to wear gloves.
How to use Stocking:
- Make sure your feet and feet are not wet or damp.
- Remove the inside of the stocking feet up to the heel, use both thumbs to stretch the stocking and gently insert it into the soles of the feet to the heel, then pull stocking onto your feet up to the stocking limit.
- Make sure the stockings that have been worn there are no folded sections because it will double the pressure.
- Stocking should be uniform, do not clump at the bottom of the foot or ankle only but distributed evenly to all parts of the foot. Especially for AGH-type until the upper thighs, If distributed evenly will not sag.
- Do not pull the connection over the stockings too hard to avoid tearing.
- See the stocking Videos guide.
How to Remove Stocking:
- Lower the stocking up to the ankle, use both thumbs to remove the stocking from your heel.
- The compression stocking is a tight stocking, especially in the ankles.
- For people with hypersensitivity to silicon and elastane itching can occur.