Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

What is DVT?

DVT is a potentially life-threatening disorder in which blood clots form in the deep veins in the body, particularly in the legs. If the clots break loose and travel to the heart or lungs, it can prove to be fatal.

Who’s at Risk of DVT?*

Any one can contract DVT. However, people who travel frequently or take long haul flights or rides (e.g. car and train) are the most susceptible to forming blood clots due the cramped conditions which restricts movement and promotes immobility.

DVT Symptoms*

Symptoms of DVT are difficult to detect because they are similar to other health problems. DVT is not the first condition that comes to mind when you have:

  • Swelling or cramps of lower leg
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid pulse and breathing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pains
  • Coughing blood
  • Fainting

The Sock can aid in the prevention of these symptoms. Any of these symptoms could be the result of DVT.

Compression Socks Help Prevent DVT*

Healthy blood circulation is important to help prevent blood clots. The Sock is specifically designed to aid blood circulation through graduated compression that starts at the ankle, where it’s most firm, and to the knee, where it’s least firm.

Endorsed by vascular specialists as a proven aid to circulation, The Sock can reduce the risk of DVT associated with:

  • Frequent and long haul flights (traveling)
  • Circulation problems
  • Overweight
  • Heart/Stroke condition
  • Extended bed rest
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Varicose veins/Spider veins

*Subject to medical advice.