Deep vein thrombosis: SIGVARIS solutions
Deep Vein Thrombosis
The treatment of a deep venous thrombosis will consist of taking anticoagulant drugs and wearing 20 to 30 mmHg SIGVARIS medical compression stockings. This will eliminate the symptoms rapidly and durably and allow to stay mobile and pursue every day activities. Both components of the treatment will last for several weeks or months. Compression therapy is the application of controlled graduated external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb. This external pressure acts as a layer of muscle by gently squeezing the stretched vein walls together allowing the valves to close. The cavity of the vein is reduced, thereby restoring blood flow to a normal state and aiding overall circulation.
SIGVARIS medical compression stockings provide relief from pain and swelling caused by a DVT. Physicians recommend wearing 30-40 mmHg compression stockings for at least 2 years after the initial DVT diagnosis. By doing so, the risk of developing another clot is reduced by as much as 50%. Source: Brandjes DP, et. Al. Lancet 1997.
Please note the difference between TEDS (Anti-Embolic Stockings) and graduated compression stocking: TEDS are designed to prevent DVT in people who are in a recumbent (horizontal) position for a long period of time, as one of the risk factors for DVT is long periods of immobilization following surgery. For ambulatory patients, graduated compression stockings should be worn.
SIGVARIS provides several ranges of compression therapy products that deliver efficacy, comfort and style in the compression strength recommended by your doctor.
Depending on the country or area of the world, the SIGVARIS product offering is different to reflect the specificities of each market. To find out about the SIGVARIS product in your country visit your countries SIGVARIS-website.