A TO Z BEFORE BUYING AND USING VARICOSE SOCKS

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THINGS TO KNOW FROM A TO Z BEFORE BUYING AND USING VARICOSE SOCKS

Varicose socks, which are very useful for leg vascular health, can be used comfortably in the upcoming winter. Turkey Medicals, “we listed the known mistakes by explaining what should be considered when buying varicose veins socks. What is varicose socks, how to use them? All the details are in our news.”

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WHAT IS VARICOSE SOCKS?

– Varicose vein socks are a type of medical socks that are most often used by patients with clot-related congestion in the veins (deep vein thrombosis) or balls vascular insufficiency and varicose veins.

– Varicose socks apply a certain amount of pressure to the leg at certain points and due to the textile material, weaving technique and elastic structures used during their production.

– When we stand still for a long time or sit down for a long time, the point where the balls have the highest intravascular blood pressure due to the effect of gravity is the ankle. Therefore, varicose stockings exert pressure on the leg in such a way that the highest degree of pressure is in the ankle region and gradually decreases as it rises from the ankle upwards.

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WHAT ARE THE USES OF VARICOSE SOCKS?

– Varicose stockings are mainly used to improve blood circulation in the veins of the legs, reduce complaints such as leg pain and swelling, and improve the patient’s quality of life. It is recommended that occupational groups such as teachers, waiters, police, barbers who require long-term standing, and desk workers who work long hours wear varicose socks in their daily lives.

– Varicose stockings have their beneficial effect by reducing increased blood pressure (venous hypertension) due to blockage or insufficiency of the veins in the legs and veins. Thus, the return of low-oxygen-content blood from the veins of the legs to the heart is facilitated.

– Stockings; blood clot in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis) increases the risk of a long flight or bus journeys during pregnancy, orthopaedic or general surgery, after surgery and long-term medical condition that requires bed rest helps to prevent the development of blood clots.

– Finally, varicose stockings, balls also contribute to the prevention of wound formation on the ankle due to vascular insufficiency and varicose veins and the healing of the existing varicose wound.

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HOW TO CHOOSE VARICOSE STOCKINGS?

– Varicose stockings must necessarily be prescribed to the patient specifically and at the appropriate pressure after a doctor’s examination. The patient’s leg should be measured at 2 or 3 different points and the patient should be given socks with the appropriate number. The most commonly used type of varicose socks in daily practice is a low-knee and medium-pressure sock.

– For reasons such as not taking the leg size properly or not explaining enough when giving varicose socks to the patient, sometimes patients cannot use varicose socks effectively. This, in turn, creates a negative prejudice among the population varicose stockings.

– Also common is the idea that varicose stockings cause a bad image. Today, comfortable, colorful and stylish socks are produced by medical manufacturers that women patients can use in harmony with their daily clothes.

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THE MOST FAVORABLE TIMES FOR VARICOSE SOCKS ARE THE WINTER MONTHS

– As a result, the use of varicose stockings in the summer is difficult for patients due to the high air temperature. The winter months are a period when patients can use varicose stockings more comfortably and comfortably with a decrease in air temperature. A suitable varicose sock, prescribed by a varicose operator doctor in Turkey and given specifically to the international patient, will significantly contribute to the quality of life.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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