If you are not currently wearing compression hosiery and wonder if you should, Activa compression hosiery may help you if you have any of the following symptoms:
Compression hosiery is not suitable for you if you are diabetic, have arterial disease or congestive cardiac failure. If in any doubt speak to your nurse or doctor.
With many different strengths (classes) of compression hosiery,which should you wear?
Activa British Standard Class 1
This medically proven, graduated compression hosiery is suitable for mild varicose veins including those during pregnancy and tired, aching legs. It can also reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis during long distance travel or periods of inactivity.
Available in a range of colours , styles and patterned or ribbed socks. It is available on prescription or can be bought on line.
Activa British Standard Class 2
Available in a range of colours, styles and patterned or ribbed socks. It is available on prescription or can be bought on line.
Activa also produce a range of European class hosiery called Actilymph. Actilymph provides the compression or, squeeze on the legs, combined with a firmer fabric to stop legs swelling.
If you have swollen legs or ankles Activa recommend you see your GP or Nurse. Legs can swell for a variety of reasons and a health professional would need to assess if Actilymph was suitable for you.
This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Consumers should rely on the judgement of a health care professional for specific conditions.
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