Though many people know that an active life is the best way to stay healthy, only a small percentage of the population try to keep an active lifestyle. They do not realize that staying sedentary could affect their health and even shorten their life.
Sitting or standing in one position for a long time can affect your muscles and leg veins. This kind of inactivity could lead to muscle cramps, varicose veins, and even May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS). This illness is rare, but it could lead to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) too. The only way to treat May-Thurner Syndrome are stenting, angioplasty, artery filters and blood thinning medication.
If you have a genetic and family history of nerve and vein issues, you might want to reconsider your diet, lifestyle, and activity levels. Aside from these, you could also consider other things that could help prevent the development of any of these illnesses: wearing compression stockings.
The Benefits of Compression
These stockings are thicker than your usual hosiery. These socks use a thick special kind of hosiery that improves and supports circulation in the legs. These socks can prevent the development of spider veins, varicose veins, and even venous insufficiency. A compression stocking uses pressure to make your ankles and legs pump blood through the veins and valves.These, in turn, help your blood flow freely into your heart and body, without fear of blockage or obstructions.
How to Use Compression Stockings
Many physicians recommend that you should put on stockings before you get out of bed. Put them on and allow your legs to move as naturally as possible while lying in bed.
It’s best to move your legs in the morning because sleeping in a vertical position allows blood to flow down and compromise damaged nerves and veins. When we stand or sit, our legs are in a horizontal position all day, which causes blood to flow down to our ankles and feet.
The best way to prevent MTS and DVT is to stay active and healthy, and though you may think it’s too late, improving and changing your lifestyle will pay off in the end.