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Varicose veins and swollen ankles: relief is yours

Relief from varicose veins and swollen ankles – with fashionable compression hosiery

Lots of people suffer the discomfort of varicose veins and swollen ankles, and increasingly more and more people are turning to compression hosiery for a simple, effective and non-surgical solution.

This is not surprising, because the health benefits of wearing compression hosiery are well proven. Nowhere is this more so than when alleviating the symptoms of varicose veins and swollen ankles.

Compression hosiery works by gently squeezing your lower legs, encouraging the blood to return to your heart. This prevents pooling of blood around your lower leg and ankles, thereby reducing aching and swelling.

Good quality compression hosiery also reduces the diameter of capillaries and smaller blood vessels near your skin’s surface. These are then much less likely to distend and become varicose. In addition, the pressure exerted by compression hosiery also helps reduce the diameter of larger veins, meaning there is less likelihood of them distending and less chance that the valves in the main veins will collapse.shutterstock_91064006

So much for the science behind compression hosiery, but you might ask, what are they like to wear? The fact is, good quality compression hosiery applies gentle but firm and consistent pressure across your skin. It is both comforting and comfortable. And for the fashion conscious, the good news is that compression hosiery has come a long way in the last few years. Compression hosiery today is elegant, stylish and very fashionable in its sheer good looks.

One of Daylong’s best sellers is Solidea Naomi 140 Compression Tights. With a moderate graduated compression of 18-21 mmHg, these beautifully designed tights have an elegant sheer finish, making them ideal for day to evening wear. The French lace design control pantyhose shapes and tones your tummy, while the soft top ensures a comfortable fit. Available in two fashionable colours – Sabbia and Nero – Solidea Naomi 140 Compression Tights are perfect for women who are on their feet a lot, but who still want to show off beautiful legs. Best of all, their moderate compression enlivens legs troubled by varicose veins or swollen ankles.

As well as wearing compression hosiery, there are also a few steps you can take yourself to improve the health of your legs. These include keeping active –  avoiding standing or sitting long periods will lessen the chance of varicose veins appearing, or getting worse. You can elevate your legs – which improves your blood circulation. You can also perform simple exercises such as ‘foot circles’ and ‘ankle flexes’ which also help your blood flow. Finally, a healthy diet for a healthy weight can do much to alleviate varicose veins and tired, achy legs.

Visit us for more information at www.daylong.co.uk . And for all Saga magazine readers we have a special offer – save 20% off all compression hosiery with the discount code ‘SagaNov2013’ valid between 13th November 2013 and 20th Novemver 2013.

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  1. I had a very successful operation to cure my varicose vein which involved several injections down my leg which in time killed off the offending vein. Successful and relatively painless and no further problems with veins. A much better way of dealing with varicose veins rather than using hosiery which are not a cure!

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