I had three babies from 2007 to 2010. It took a toll on my body. I don’t have stretch marks and extra baby weight always came off pretty easily for me but my veins have been permanently changed. The increase of blood during pregnancy in combination with the extra weight and pressure of carrying a baby really did a number on me. The veins in my legs are big and bulging. While I was pregnant it could be uncomfortable at times. While I no longer experience discomfort, my doctor still sent me to a specialist a couple of years ago because there is a procedure that can be done to correce the problem. Unfortunately it wasn’t covered by my insurance. Luckily, for me though it’s more of a cosmetic issue. It was still recommended that I wear compression socks to help with circulation.
When it comes to the topic of varicose veins, it is something us women (and men) don’t want to think about. For those affected by varicose veins, it is important to know what treatment and relief options are available.
With upwards of 60% of adults over 60 and 1 in 3 American’s affected, compression stockings can be a great source of relief. Compression stockings can help restore proper blood flow for improved circulation, treat blood clots, swelling, tired and achy legs and spider veins.
Compression stockings have come a long way. You can now find stockings in many different colors, patterns and even leggings so you can get coverage with style.
Intermountain Vein Center has put together a great new infographic that gives the “Squeeze on Compression Stockings” as well as gives some helpful tips on keeping healthy legs during pregnancy.
You can view the full graphic below.