29th June 2009
Tonight, Varicose Veins were featured on BBC's The One show. Varicose veins are a problem that is very common throughout the world and although you must seek medical advice before purchasing hosiery, you will find many great products to help prevent and support varicose veins here
Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins which are usually a blue or dark purple. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance. Varicose veins develop when the small valves inside the veins stop working properly. In a healthy vein, blood flows smoothly to the heart and is prevented from flowing backwards by a series of tiny valves, which open and close to let blood through. If these valves weaken or are damaged, the blood can flow backwards and can collect in the vein, eventually causing it to be varicose.
Varicose veins must be diagnosed correctly by a medical professional before taking any action
Compression Support Stockings can help prevent Varicose Veins, they can also help prevent them from developing into more serious stages. Compression stockings are also used to treat patients after medical treatments for varicose veins.
Simply click Compression hosiery on the left and select a preferred style i.e.
- Below knee - for those requiring a stocking that only comes up to the knee
- Thigh - for those requiring a full leg pair of stockings
- Tights - for those requiring a product that goes to the waist (for something sheer try the LegLine.)
Then pick your compression strength - but remember anything over Light compression on the daylong compression classification may require medical advice Click here for a better understanding of compression classes