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Graduated Compression Therapy: The Vein Healthcare Center Explains What it is and How to Use it to Relieve the Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Date:12/27/2012

South Portland, Maine (PRWEB) December 27, 2012

Venous disease— a condition that can include varicose veins, spider veins, or deep vein thrombosis— is one of the most common health problems in the U.S. According to Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen of the Vein Healthcare Center in Maine, there are several options for conservative treatment of venous symptoms, including graduated compression therapy.

“Graduated compression stockings play a significant role in vein care and good vein health,” said Dr. Asbjornsen. “They can prevent vein problems from occurring, relieve venous disease symptoms, and decrease the likelihood of a blood clot.”

Here are some important things to know for those considering compression therapy:

  • Work with a qualified physician, preferably a Board certified phlebologist. Compression stockings require a prescription and can be purchased at many pharmacies, most major medical supply stores, and specialty stores.
  • Patients that undergo a vein procedure, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser abalation and others, must wear gradient compression stockings immediately following the procedure and during the recovery period.
  • “TED hose” are NOT t
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