February is American Heart Month

Hello All,
Support Hose Store would like to remind our friends and customers that February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Approximately every 25 seconds an American will have a coronary event, yet many cases of heart disease can be prevented. Most insurances cover cardiovascular blood test which can help your physician determine if you are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Because high blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage your heart and blood vessels, adults should have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly. Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg. Adults should start having their cholesterol checked at age 20 and then at least once every 5 years. You may need blood test more frequently if you have risk factors for heart disease.  Some children may need their cholesterol tested if they have a strong family history of heart disease. Your physician may determine you need other blood tests.

Although the adult heart weighs only about 10.5 ounces, it is the strongest muscle in the body. It pumps 5000 – 6000 quarts of blood through the body each day! Even when our heart is strong, the valves in our veins sometimes become damaged with age (venous insufficiency) and the heart needs a little assistance getting the blood back to the heart. That’s where support socks and hose come in; they work in conjunction with the calf muscles to provide pressure on the veins which forces valves in the veins to open and close, thus moving blood upward and back to the heart.

We encourage you to see your physician regularly and wear your compression stockings daily for overall circulatory health.

Vanda and the Support Hose Store Team

Don’t forget your support hose are made to last 4 to 6 months.
If they have become easier to put on, it is time to replace them.

Thanks for shopping at SupportHosePlus.com,

Customer Service

8 Responses

  1. I notice that most sales and specials are for internet orders only. I understand why but I’m disappointed because my orders require a prescription. That means I can’t place internet orders to take advantage of sales and specials. Could you ever expand the specials to include telephone orders?
    Thank you.

  2. I’ve worn compression panty hose due to varicose veins. Lately I’ve had a problem with them binding up around my upper thigh. It will get so tight, I’m having to go to the bathroom and pull them up. I’ve tried two pairs and they are both doing it. I also have in the past tried knee highs, but they bind to tight just below the knee. I recently had a knee replacement and I’m getting nervous about the binding problems. My calf is 15 in. and ankle 8 1/2 in. I would like to try knee highs again, but would I be better to go up a size, due to the binding?

    • Hi Just call our toll free number 1-844-472-8807 to place your order and give them the coupon code. The will take care of you!!

    • Hello Debra,
      I don’t know what size you have been wearing. Going up in size may not be wise. Your pantyhose may be getting tight because of the swelling from your knee replacement. Please call one of our Certified Fitters who will be glad to help you. Vanda

  3. i bought support stocking and i tried to put them on and they are so tight i cannot get into them.they are sagvaris 18 ,20 sheer.ihave always worn supports stockings never had a problem.

    • We are sorry you are having so much trouble. Support Stockings are not always easy to put on. It might be easier if you view our video on youtube
      A picture is worth a thousand words.

  4. Dear Vanda,
    I would like to try your Sigvaris Eversheer 782 range, or equivalent –as we may be out of date with our in formation (we have taken so long to respond that they may have they been superseded, are they still available?)
    I began wearing knee high garments, then after my third vascular operation was told I should wear thigh high ones. I tried every type but they increase my core temperature so much, were all irritating; falling down (the thigh high) or too bulky around the waist (panty hose) or not available without toes for the summer.
    Are the Eversheer 782 made without toes?
    I developed some sort of sensitivity to the support hose which was so distressing (especially in the hot weather of Australia) that I couldn’t bear to wear them and so my legs have been feeling like lead weights because of the oedema for a couple of years. I have been waiting for a breakthrough in manufacture of these dreaded garments, something that is light but effective, and feel these new garments should be a definite improvement. I have always found the stockings so difficult to put on and remove, sometimes the effort required is just too much – also the binding behind the knee (acting like a tourniquet) drives me crazy.
    My problem is that I’ve always been told I need the maximum compression, i.e. 30-40mm Hg, by I’m sure it’s better to wear something rather than nothing.
    I’m thinking perhaps I should also try the panty hose for he cooler months, I don’t like extra bulk around the waist line, how thick is the band?
    What is your stocking DONNER?
    Thank you for your always informative Leg Health News newsletter.
    We are going away and need to place an order soon but will wait for your reply before doing so.
    Look forward to your reply,
    Kind regards,

    • Hello Jill,
      The Sigvaris EverSheer 782 is a wonderful garment and now available in open toe. I wore the thigh highs day before yesterday and I absolutely love them. They do stay up!! If a garment binds be hind the knee, the problem is one of two things: 1. The garment has not been pulled up properly or 2. The garment is too big. The pantyhose are not bad either. As for the 30-40mmHg compression…well that is a stocking altogether different than the lesser compressions. If you have trouble donning your stockings read our blog entry Secrets of the Best Fitters. Be sure to watch the video. A picture is worth a thousand words!

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