Pregnancy plays a role in the development of varicose veins. Thirty percent of women pregnant for the first time, and 55 percent of women who have had two or more full term pregnancies develop varicose veins, according to a report by Swiss Medical Weekly. Women who are pregnant are also at a high risk for the development of a Deep Vein Thrombosis, known as DVT. One reason is due to the increased blood volume at full term. Additionally, pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase blood coagulability, a measure of how easily blood clots. Wearing compression socks can help keep your legs healthy during pregnancy and beyond.
JOBST Ready to Wear (RTW) range of stockings and socks are designed to provide relief from tired, aching legs and the discomfort associated with varicose veins. By applying sustained, graduated compression, these garments assist blood flow back to the heart by improving the function of the veins, leaving legs feeling revitalised and more comfortable. Best for patients who are active and walking.
Common uses for Jobst Medical Legwear include:
- Varicose veins
- Ankle and leg swelling
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Post-thrombotic syndrome