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DVT Awareness

What Is DVT and Who Does It Affect? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that occurs in deep veins, particularly in the leg. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 300,000 to 600,000 people are affected by DVT in America every year. Behind every case of DVT is a family that loves and cares for the individual affected deeply. The first step to protecting you and your family is to spread the word about DVT.   Why Increase Awareness? In a study conducted by the CDC, 10 to 30% of diagnosed cases result in fatality within the first month. A factor to this misfortune is addressing the issue too late. That’s why engaging in meaningful...

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This article could save your LIFE!

Everything You Need to Know about DVT March is all about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. At Ames Walker, we carry a wide variety of graduated compression support hosiery, compression hose, and compression socks and stockings to help alleviate the symptoms of DVT. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about … Continue reading This article could save your LIFE!
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How do I reduce my risk of DVT?

Did you know that as many as 600,000 people a year develop Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in the U.S? This condition involves blood clots in leg veins which cause pain, redness, swelling, and even death. Interestingly, more than 1 in 4 adults affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism are under 50 years old. Furthermore, one-third … Continue reading How do I reduce my risk of DVT?
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Compression Arm Sleeves, Gloves & Gauntlets

While many people are familiar with compression socks and stockings, there are also compression garments for the upper extremities. Similar to those for the legs, compression sleeves, gloves and gauntlets create a graduated pressure in the arm and/or hand that can reduce swelling (edema), pain and fluid retention. They…
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Rise Up with Upsurge!

UPSURGE COMPRESSION SOCKS & SLEEVES! These products will rock your socks off – read below to see how these superb products can help you lead your active lifestyle. Also great if you find yourself on your feet all day at work! These 15-20 mmHg Moderate Compression Socks, and 20-30 mmHg Firm Compression Sleeves: – Enhance athletic … Continue reading Rise Up with Upsurge!
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