Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease
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Method of treatment that increases the flow rate of blood and lymph in the direction of the heart by maintaining a constant local pressure on the vessels in the leg. This pressure can be applied with a compression bandage or by wearing compression stockings. Bandages usually have a greater effect.
Compression therapy is used for various conditions, e.g. to relieve the symptoms of varicose veins. The external pressure presses the dilated veins together, allowing the valves to close better, thus improving blood flow to the heart. As varicose veins do not disappear on their own, compression therapy has to be used for the rest of the patient’s life.
As a rule, compression therapy is also applied for a few days or weeks after the treatment of varicose veins, in order to get the best possible results.
Compression therapy is also used to prevent deep vein thrombosis and to treat lymphoedema. In addition, compression bandages can be used as support and fixation bandages after injury or damage to the musculoskeletal system. Rhena-Varidress® and Autosana bandages are particularly suited to this purpose.