Swollen and varicose legs disappear in most cases after delivery. The fact remains that, to alleviate problems from their onset - or prevent them - it is sufficient to start wearing socks characterized by light compression.
Traditionally, the indication is to wear them from the third month and continue up to 2 months after giving birth.
Sanyleg offers several product lines that are well suited to this condition.
The Sheer Preventive Line includes knee-highs, hold-ups and honeycomb knit tights ("mesh") suitable for those who want to start the prevention process in a simple way, starting to replace the normal everyday socks with these elegant ones. items of clothing that have the advantage of being restful.
The Anti-embolism Line includes stockings and knee-highs (commonly called "anti-thrombus stockings") with inspection hole, suitable for women who have undergone surgery, such as a caesarean section. Their main function is to be a valid, natural and non-invasive tool to reduce the incidence of thrombus formation. This is thanks to the fact that, through their compressive action, they prevent the increase in blood viscosity and consequently the formation of clots. These post-operative stockings are often seen in hospital settings in cases of immobilized patients and are used for a limited period of time - although, for their action to be effective, they must always and constantly be worn throughout the period of hospitalization (including the night). Their use as a substitute for normal stockings - even simple preventive stockings - is not recommended.
For those wishing to deepen the topic of the effectiveness of graduated compression stockings in hospital settings, a study has recently been published (Sachdeva A, Dalton M, Amaragiri SV, Lees T. - “Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis." - see the summary of the article
) according to which the lack of mobility caused by hospitalization can lead to the formation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), especially in the leg area, which can extend to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism : this danger can be avoided in a natural way by resorting to the use of elastic stockings that exert a different compression in different points of the leg.