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History of compression stockings

The history of compression hosiery Medi

Compression stockings is a specially designed type of medical clothing that helps slow down the development and progression of varicose veins, phlebitis and deep vein thrombosis. The uniqueness of the products lies in the tight fit of the ankle, calf and thigh to control blood flow and reduce venous pressure.


The origin of compression stockings can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of Rome and Egypt, where foot bandaging was used in the treatment of varicose transformation and trophic ulcers. But the actual invention of compression stockings for varicose veins will come a thousand years later. In fact, the earliest mention of compression stockings for medical purposes was before the Second World War. Mediven developed compression hosiery for men and women with venous problems in the early 50s of the 20th century.


A new use of compression underwear appeared in the 1980s. Various studies have shown that gradient compression stockings are able to lower blood lactate in the muscles after intense exercise. Studies in the early 2000s found that compression garments of varying degrees of compression were effective in improving the symptoms of discomfort in the legs, reducing swelling, fatigue and pain in varicose veins. In 2008, the 100% effectiveness of the Medi compression stockings for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis was confirmed. The appearance and functionality of MEDI™ compression hosiery continues to evolve every day.


If you suffer from venous diseases, call the AngioLife® Vascular Center today!

The specialists of the center will select the right compression stockings for you taking into account the symptoms, and also offer treatment options for various venous diseases.




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