Compliance is Mandatory to Improve Quality of Life after DVT

A thrombus (blood clot) forms when blood thickens and clumps together.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside your body. A blood clot (or thrombus)   forms when blood thickens and clumps together becoming a gelatinous, solid state. Deep vein blood clots typically form in your thigh or lower leg, but they can also develop in other areas of your body.

Acute DVT affects nearly a million patients in the US ever year. Up to 60% of these patients develop some form of post-thrombic syndrome (PTS). PTS refers to the chronic leg pain, swelling redness and yes, possibly ulcers (sores on the leg). PTS can make it difficult to get around and the pain and discomfort greatly affect the quality of life. If you can, it is best to prevent PTS (Post Thrombic Syndrome) whenever possible. The standard of care for DVT and prevention of PTS is therapeutic anticoagulation, wearing compression stockings and early ambulation.

One possible complication of DVT and PTS is a venous ulceration. Because of poor blood circulation in the legs, the blood in the legs backs up and pools in the vein. Fluid may leak out of the vein into the tissue and lead to breakdown of the tissue and result in a venous ulcer which is slow to heal and often returns if you do not follow your physician’s orders to prevent them.

After a DVT, if conservative therapy (therapeutic anticoagulation, wearing compression stockings and early ambulation) does not give adequate improvement, endovascular treatment will need to be considered. Removal of the obstruction in this manner is invasive and puts you more at risk. So you can see why it is so important for you to follow your physician’s directions of anticoagulation, proper usage of compression stockings and early ambulation to improve the quality of life.

Please call our Certified Fitters at 1-844-472-8807. They will be pleased to assist you with the selection of a garment appropriate for your needs.

Vanda Lancour

http://www.supporthoseplus.com

We’re Back!!

Vanda and Rod Lancour are back!!

Rod and I thought we would let all our Word Press followers know we have a website again, Support Hose Plus. We sincerely appreciate and welcome back our old friends that have ordered from us in the past. We are one of the oldest families in the sales market for support hose starting in 2001, 19 years ago. We value each and every customer as a sincere friend, not a sales order. Our appreciation goes above and beyond what is normally expected in the online industry.

Over the last 19 years, we have maintained a close relationship with all the major manufactures of support hose. We have visited all the major manufacturing plants so our knowledge of the characteristics and features of hosiery is high. We can pass this knowledge onto you so you can be assured your purchase is correct for you. With the launch of our new web site, we are equipped to offer you the best quality and best choice along with our knowledge to enhance your shopping experience with us. Our ongoing training and education of ourselves and our team will assure you of our ability to service your needs.

We will also continue our blog, askvanda.com for the most comprehensive information available about support hose. This is a very valuable service to further assist you in your knowledge of support hose and leg diseases. All of your questions or comments can be answered here. We are constantly trying to improve our services to give you a great shopping experience.

You can reach us or our staff at 1-844-472-8807 (toll free) or email at customerservice@supporthoseplus.com.

Thank-you and remember WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!

Vanda and Rod Lancour