When blood pools in the lower extremities patients can experience swelling, discomfort/tired legs, decreased mobility and skin elasticity. When a venous valve is damaged or missing, the back-up of blood results in higher pressure in the vein below which can cause enlargement and varicose veins.
Risk factors for venous disorders include: heredity, age, obesity, lack of exercise, pregnancy, past surgeries, hormonal therapies, sitting or standing occupation and frequent travel.
At Midhurst Pharmasave, we are trained to appropriately measure and fit clients for compression stockings to help treat and prevent venous disorders. We also carry sport compression products. Come in and see us today!