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.
Jobst UltraSheer Diamond Thigh High Stockings – Perfect for business or a big night on the town!
Sigvaris Jewel – Beautiful Diamond Patterned Knee High Stocking in 15-20 mmHg
Sigvaris Performance – Stimulates and stabilizes compression of active muscles – for faster regeneration, less aching and cramping to optimize performance potential
Sigvaris Recovery – Relieves delayed onset muscle soreness