Compression stockings are specially designed to help prevent the eventual occurrence of and guard against the progression of venous disorders. Compression stockings are worn around the leg and being elastic they compress the limb. So, this infographic is designed to provide useful information about compression stockings.
The infographic shows how compression stockings work, what they treat and some handy tips. Compression stockings prevent from blood clots, tired and achy legs, varicose veins and spider veins. According to the infographic, you should wash stockings regularly and replace stockings every 3 to 6 months for optimal support.
The infographic describes several major compression stockings strengths. The higher number is the amount of pressure or squeeze at the ankle, and the lower number is the pressure at the top of the sock.
Additionally, during pregnancy, blood volume increases by 40-50%. That, along with increased pressure in blood vessels and hormonal changes put pregnant women at increased risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
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