Information For The Recently Diagnosed
Surgical vs. Non-surgical Issues with ClotsOnce you have had a DVT, the resulting damage to your veins can be a rather large pain. There are options both surgically and non-surgically to deal with damaged veins:
- They can be stripped (if the vein is not too deep)
- You can have a Greenfield filter inserted
- You can have a vein taken from your good leg and wrapped across your stomach to your bad vein (for legs only as far as I know)
- You can wear compression stockings- which help keep the blood from pooling at the end of the bad vein. The stockings help push the blood up so
that it can recirculate. To avoid complications of chronic leg swelling, pain, heaviness, leg tiredness, or skin breakdown, good individual compression
stockings have been shown to be beneficial. Recommended are grade 2 stockings. TED hoses are not sufficient.
They come in all different lengths and strengths. And now you can even get colored ones! Some insurance plans will reimburse you for them, some won't. You can also shop on the web for them. Here are a some site. You can always search Google for more:
- Support House Store
- Compression Stockings.com
- Compression Store.com
- Ames Walker Support Hosiery Center
- For Your Legs
- Discount surgical stockings
- Happy Healthy Legs-Fashionable Compression Hosiery
Make sure the stocking is fitted correctly. If your legs hurt while wearing them, something is wrong. They should help, not hurt.
- You can strengthen you legs as much as possible with exercise to help build the remaining good veins.
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