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SIGVARIS Offers Compression Therapy Education for Pregnant Women with Swollen Ankles & Leg Pain
Pregnant women who experience swollen ankles and symptoms of venous disease including spider veins and varicose veins now have an educational resource from SIGVARIS® to learn about the pain-relieving and preventative benefits of compression therapy.
By: Lisa Wells
Pregnancy is a unique time for a woman’s body. The hormones released during pregnancy and the expanding child-bearing uterus can affect leg veins. Consequently, one out of three women experience common vein ailments such as heavy, tired, aching legs or swollen feet and ankles. Varicose veins may also develop, often appearing within the fourth month of pregnancy. Existing varicose veins also tend to worsen during pregnancy.
The brochure explains, in easy-to-understand language, why these conditions occur during pregnancy, what other factors may increase pregnancy-related venous disorders and how pregnant women can help reduce leg swelling and other symptoms they may be experiencing.
“SIGVARIS is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who suffer from venous disease and its’ related symptoms, and the first step is raising the awareness of compression therapy as a means of relief.” Education Manager Judith Brannan said.
The brochure is viewable in English and Spanish at www.sigvarisusa.com along with a list of retailers that sell SIGVARIS maternity support hose. To order copies of this free educational guide, please email sigvariscares@
SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous and lymphatic disorders. For more information, please visit www.sigvarisusa.com. SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.
For more information, please contact:
SIGVARIS Marketing, North America
Phone: 770- 632-2962
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SIGVARIS® develops medical compression hosiery and socks, and is a global leader in compression therapy products that treat venous and lymphatic disorders like varicose veins, chronic vein insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis. www.sigvarisusa.com