How to prevent deep vein thrombosis post-abdominal surgery

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot develops in a deep vein within the leg, arm or eye. Although this condition is rare, patients recovering post-abdominal surgery have a higher chance of developing DVT.

Are you wondering how to prevent a blood clot and thrombus from developing in a deep vein?

Compression stockings

Compression stockings are an effective medically-backed product that allows free blood flow and prevents blood from pooling and forming a clot. A recent study found that 90% of patients who wore compression stockings before and after surgery did not develop DVT!  

Heal Better’s Compression Stockings not only promote the prevention of deep vein thrombosis post-abdominal surgery, but they also are an effective way to relieve discomfort in the legs and can help manage symptoms during and after pregnancy, such as swollen feet and water retention.

For those in post-surgery recovery, it is recommended to wear compression stockings for approximately two weeks, however, you can always check with your chosen Medical Professional if you have any concerns.

It’s so important that you apply the compression stockings both day and night, while also remembering to elevate your legs when possible.

If you have an upcoming surgery or are in recovery and are looking to relieve pain and prevent DVT, ask your doctor about wearing compression stockings and shop Heal Better’s compression stockings here

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