Part of our pharmaceutical services is providing medical supplies that help patients achieve their healthcare goals. Our selection includes compression stockings.
These are used for comfort, improving performance in sports, and preventing serious medical conditions. But what are they and who should use them? Our pharmacy in Huntersville, North Carolina offers you some basic facts today.
What Are Compression Stockings?
These are stretchy, snug, and specially made socks that apply gentle pressure on your leg. They come in graduated or pressure stockings and compression sleeves. The former holds tightly around your ankle and loosens as it moves further up your leg, while the latter is just the tube part without the foot. Depending on your needs, you may be prescribed either one of these stockings. Prescribed stockings are usually covered by your health insurance plan, but you can also buy them over the counter.
What Do They Do?
The pressure applied by the stockings improves the circulation of blood in your legs. This allows the arteries to relax and it boosts the capacity of the veins to return the blood back to the heart.
In turn, this reduces swelling, aches, muscular fatigue, and dizziness from standing up. It also helps treat varicose veins, prevents blood clots in the leg, and reduces the effects of diabetes on the feet.
Who Can Benefit from Using Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings are particularly helpful for:
- Patients in post-surgery care
- People with or at risk of deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, or diabetes
- Pregnant women
- People who have to stand for a long time at work
- People who have difficulty moving their legs
Where Can I Find Compression Stockings?
Lakeside Pharmacy has the latest line of compression stockings among our selection of affordable medical supplies. We offer free home deliveries and insurance coverage for every purchase, making these helpful products more affordable and accessible to all kinds of customers.