Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lauftex Compression Stockings Review

Most women, myself included, take great care of their legs. We shave, wax and exfoliate them, slather them with perfumed lotions and oils, and spend excessive amounts of money on salon pedicures. But what we rarely think about is a problem that is much less visible and much more serious than our appearance and which often originates in our legs: deep vein thrombosis.

DVT is no joke. It can come without any warning signs and cause serious harm, even death, when a blood clot that forms in the deep veins, usually in the legs, breaks loose and travels to other parts of your body, blocking the blood flow.

Did you know that if you take certain oral contraceptives or are pregnant, you are at higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis? 

The good news is that you can take measures to prevent it. Exercising and quitting smoking are certainly great steps towards a healthier venous system, but there is also a more fashionable (and fun!) way to lower the risks of deep vein thrombosis: compression stockings!

I've had the chance to try out these compression stocking by Lauftex Orthopedics and I can only recommend them. They are said to be helpful for the prevention of DVT, blood clot in legs, primary chronic venous disease, uncomplicated varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, postsurgical or interventional treatment of varicose veins, prevention of venous thromboembolism, travel-related venous thromboembolism, postthrombotic syndrome, lymphedema and chronic leg edema and superficial thrombophlebitis. They are also recommended for pregnant women.

I can say from experience that these stockings are great quality and that they are extremely comfortable to wear. (Also, they're pretty hot, but that's another story...) The fabric is really sturdy, but they never feel too tight, even after an entire day of wearing them. Even the elastic band that keeps them up on your thigh is really comfortable - with most hold up stockings this is not the case. 

If you plan to purchase these stockings, take a minute to measure your ankle, knee and thigh circumference, so that the fit is perfect. I did exactly that and using the handy sizing chart on the Lauftex Orthopedics website, I managed to get the exact size I needed on the first try. They come in two colors: nude and black - I choose black, of course, because I always choose black.

I highly recommend these compression stockings - especially if you are pregnant or on oral contraceptives. It's better to be safe than sorry, plus you get to add a touch of old school glamour to your look. What's not to love?

*This article does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider about deep vein thrombosis and its prevention.

**The product has been sent to me for review but all opinions are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I suffered a DVT after I broke my foot four years ago, dearest Anett...and you're right, it's a very serious and scary thing. Having a limb immobilized in a cast for weeks at a time is another risk factor; if your leg gets swollen, painful, or turns a funny colour, INSIST on having it checked out by a doctor right away!! XOXO


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