Diabetic Edema and Compression Stockings: New Research

People with diabetes often experience edema, or swelling. When swelling interferes with blood flow in the lower body, it puts diabetes patients at risk for foot ulcers and other vein diseases. But there’s good news, according to researchers from Chicago – using mild compression stockings therapy can reduce swelling in the lower legs without adversely […]

Compression Stockings and Edema

Edema, or swelling, is a common health problem, and many people who experience edema wear compression stockings or compression support hose. If your doctor has told you that you need to wear compression stockings because of your edema, keep reading for more information. What Is Edema? Edema is when tissues of the body get puffy […]

Compression Stockings and Sleep Apnea: Can Support Hose Help You Sleep Better?

Doctors often recommend compression stockings for a variety of health conditions — from deep vein thrombosis to leg swelling (edema) of pregnancy to lymphedema to varicose veins. But new research published in the November 2011 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests that this type of medical therapy may benefit people […]

Does a Sequential Compression Device Increase Risk of Falls? Recent Research on SCDS

A sequential compression device (or intermittent pneumatic compression device) is designed to improve blood and fluid flow in people with vein disorders or lymphedema. In many cases, doctors recommend these medical devices for use in post-surgical patients at increased risk of blood clots. But are they safe, and do they increase the risk of falls? […]

Travel Compression Socks: What to Look For Before Buying

Before you board the plane or gas up the car for a road trip, consider choosing a pair of travel compression socks, especially if you suffer from varicose veins, lymphedema, deep vein thrombosis, leg swelling, or general leg fatigue. The tight fibers of a travel compression sock help to promote blood and fluid flow in […]