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DVT Prevention: How Sigvaris is Educating America

Sigvaris LogoDeep vein thrombosis is a condition that affects millions of people each year and the causes are vast. Left untreated, it can cause serious disability or even death. If caught at an early stage however, it is treatable and compression hosiery brand Sigvaris believe that education is the key factor in the prevention of this condition.  

Causes of DVT 

DVT, most prominently found in the legs, is the formation of blood clots within deep veins. The risk factors for developing DVT are numerous and they include such things as low mobility and restricted physical movement as well as smoking and excessive weight. Patients recovering from orthopedic surgery and women taking the contraceptive pill can also stand a higher risk of developing DVT. The condition is most commonly assumed to occur on long journeys where one is expected to sit still for long periods of time and as such, many people purchase compression socks for long flights but remain unaware of how many other factors to do with their lifestyle could potentially cause DVT too.

Sigvaris' Mission

Sigvaris is one of the most popular and well-established brands of support hosiery available and they are taking their battle for better education and more accessible information on how to prevent DVT to the United States. Clinical evidence supports the use of support hosiery as a preventative aid and Sigvaris are committed to promoting this message. Over 70% of Americans are unaware of DVT as a prominent health risk and Sigvaris wants to bring education on the subject to a more mainstream medium. The company has set up a Facebook page offering tips and advice in a simpler and more informal format, which allows people to be more vocal about their questions and thoughts.

Sigvaris’ is raising awareness of DVT and its risk factors and communicating the importance of wearing compression hosiery not just to treat, but to prevent.

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19th March, 2014