Thursday, April 11, 2013

Varicose, Spider Veins and Compression Stockings.

Halliday's & Koivisto's Pharmacy carries a wide range of compression stockings that are used to treat many different leg problems, like varicose and spider veins!

What are varicose veins and spider veins?

Veins can bulge with pools of blood when they fail to circulate the blood properly. These visible and bulging veins, called varicose veins, are more common in the legs and thighs, but can dev...elop anywhere in the body.

Large varicose veins can be visible, bulging, palpable (can be felt by touching), long, and dilated (greater than 4 millimeters in diameter).

Small "spider veins" also can appear on the skin's surface. These may look like short, fine lines, "starburst" clusters, or a web-like maze. They are typically not palpable. Spider veins are most common in the thighs, ankles, and feet. They may also appear on the face. The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias.
Tell us your experience with varicose/spider veins and compression stockings !