Prevent DVT

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As we come to the end of National Blood Clot Awareness Month, we wanted to provide one more reminder to wear compression in order to avoid developing Deep Vein Thrombosis.  Prevention is the key: wear compression stockings or compression socks when traveling on airplanes or driving on road trips to aid in the prevention of blood clots!

It is very important to understand that Deep Vein Thrombosis is a very serious condition that dramatically affects a large portion of the population within the United States.  According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), blood clots are responsible for 60,000 deaths annually within the United States, and 25% of those deaths were not aware that they even had a blood clot. Protect yourself and take precautionary action to prevent blood clots from forming by wearing compression socks or stockings.

Are you confused about Deep Vein Thrombosis and how it forms in your body?  Click on the link below to learn more about it through a video diagram that walks you through the process: How DVT Forms.

 

 

 

News Flash: Juzo Introduces New Patterns and Colors for Compression

NEWS FLASH!  

Juzo just came out with some amazing new styles for their lymphedema arm sleeves.  The sleeves are most commonly used for patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have received treatment, but commonly show symptoms of developing lymphedema i their arms.  The new patterns that Juzo has released include Boho Spirit Henna, Butterfly Metamorphosis, Camouflage and more!

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ANNNNND THERE’S MORE!

The spring/summer color line is out!  Starting April 4th, you can purchase colors such as Copper Beach, Cosmo Blue, and Mardi Gras Purple. Call today to put in your order: (855)-835-3544!

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Got Varicose Veins? Spider Veins?

50% of women.  25% of men.  What do the two of these groups have in common?  Both of them suffer from vein disease.men and women

What is vein disease?

According to Morrison Vein Institute, “veins are supposed to pump the blood in the legs back to the heart. But with vein disease, also referred to as venous insufficiency, the blood cannot get pumped back up to the heart properly causing blood pooling and a cascade of events over time” (Vein Disease Equals Varicose and Spider Veins article). Spider veins and varicose veins are symptoms of vein disease. There are actions that can be taken to minimize the effects of vein disease such as wearing compression stockings/socks, exercising regularly, and having a vein doctor treat your veins.

Learn more about preventative care by clicking on the article below!

 

Vein Disease Equals Varicose and Spider Veins

 

At risk for Lymphedema?

Are you at risk of developing Lymphedema?  It is important to understand what causes this condition to take place in your body.

What is Lymphedema?

According to National Cancer Institute, “Lymphedema is the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues when the lymph system is damaged or blocked”.

Two Types of Lymphedema: 

Primary Lymphedema is caused  by abnormal development of lymph system which can occur at birth or later in life.

Secondary Lymphedema is caused by damage to the Lymph system, often a result of infection, cancer, injury, removal of lymph nodes, or radiation.

Symptoms Include:

  • Swelling in the arm or leg
  • Heavy feeling in your arm or leg
  • Trouble moving a joint in the arm or leg
  • Itching of the legs or toes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of hair
  • Thickening of skin

To read the full article about Lymphedema, how it progresses in the body, and preventative steps that you can take if you are showing signs of developing Lymphedema, make sure to click on the link below: 

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