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Anti-embolism stockings are prescribed by doctors
Anti-embolism stockings (compression stockings) are considered the basic form of treatment for venous diseases and are prescribed by doctors in case of need. Venous disorders are often hereditary, come from lack of exercise or develop during pregnancy.
Thrombosis results from a partial or complete blockage of the veins. Medical compression stockings from medi's "mediven" line help slow down the symptoms by reducing the diameter of the veins in the legs.
This helps the venous valves to work properly again: They prevent blood from pooling in the legs and support the flow of blood back to the heart.
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Travel more safely with anti-embolism stockings
The risk of thrombosis is much higher on long, cramped journeys. The simplest way to effectively prevent thrombosis is by wearing anti-embolism stockings. Regardless if you travel by plane, train, bus or car - movement is almost always greatly restricted. Our "medi travel" travel stockings use the same principle as medical compression stockings:
Accurately graduated compression in the lower leg supports the flow of blood in the legs. Travel stockings from medi are designed for travellers who do not suffer from venous disorders and are a simple way to actively prevent thrombosis. They also prevent odours and help to make travelling more comfortable. However, if you have an existing venous disorder you should not wear anti-embolism stockings as travel or support stockings in place of medical compression stockings.