Problems with the veins of the leg occur in both men and women of all ages but certain factors increase the risk of venous problems. Health conditions, lifestyle habits, heredity, injury, surgery, age, and pregnancy all play a role although you have no control of their effects. You can improve lifestyle factors through exercise, good posture, avoiding inactivity, choosing good fitting clothing and footwear, and wearing gradient compression hosiery that is right for you.
Why Use Compression Stockings?
Gradient compression delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle. The degree of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg. This compression, generally expressed in mmHg (millimeters of mercury) provides two main benefits. A complete understanding of precisely how compression works remains unknown. Two actions are generally accepted. Probably the most beneficial effects of compression are its effects on the capillaries and tissue spaces. Compression is believed to increase the pressure in the tissues beneath the skin thus reducing excess leakage of fluid from the capillaries and increasing absorption of tissue fluid by the capillaries and lymphatic vessels. Compression therefore reduces and helps prevent swelling. The physical presence of the stocking also helps control the size (diameter) of superficial veins beneath the stocking. The stocking does not allow these superficial veins to over expand with blood. This action helps prevent "pooling". The venous blood then flows more quickly up the leg towards the heart.
JOBST is the #1 physician recommended brand of compression hosiery.
The name JOBST means effective compression therapy and quality. That is why JOBST is the #1 physician recommended brand of compression hosiery. Our superior brand meets the therapy and aesthetic needs of today's active consumers. While therapy is the first concern, comfort and style are also important. That is why JOBST® offers the sheerest in JOBST UltraSheer, the softest in JOBST soSoft and JOBST Opaque. JOBST forMen and JOBST forMen Casual were created to meet the special requirements of the male consumer. JOBST Relief delivers compression therapy at an affordable price when reimbursement may limit product choices. A broad range of styles from knee, thigh high, waist, chaps, open and closed toe are manufactured to meet your needs in fashionable color choices, because your satisfaction is our #1 goal.
The AVF is an international consortium of venous and lymphatic specialists dedicated to improving patient care through education and information exchange.
The ACP works to provide education related to venous disorders, such as the management of varicose veins, and strives to improve the standards of patient care.
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Interdisciplinary Team Focus on the Treatment and Prevention of Vascular Disease. Through active clinical research and practice the JOBST Vascular Center, a Center of Excellence at the Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A., is among the world leaders in Vascular Surgery.