If you are a frequent flyer or you take long car trips, you have probably heard the words "DVT Prevention".
DVT stands for Deep Vein Thrombosis, a blood clot in the deep larger veins, usually in the legs. If the blood clot dislodges from the vein wall and moves through the venous system it could eventually block a vein in the heart, brain or lungs.
People who fly, sit or stand for long periods of time experience decreased leg muscle activity, which slows blood flow in the legs. This promotes the formation of blood clots in some people.
Compression stockings provide external support to the vein walls. They help minimize and control leg and ankle swelling.
For proper fit you should be measured by a certified fitter for compression stockings.
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