We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Nisha Bunke, a venous disease specialist, on the benefits of wearing VIM & VIGR compression socks. Dr. Bunke gave us some valuable insight on venous insufficiency, a condition that affects 1 in 4 people in the US. She also discusses deep vein thrombosis (a potentially life threatening condition) and common causes of varicose veins. In this educational blog series, we will share our conversation with Dr. Bunke and explain who is at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis, how to prevent it, and the benefits of VIM & VIGR’s compression socks.
Why Compression Socks?
We already know that our high-functioning compression socks work to help you put your best foot forward. They promote circulation throughout your legs which can help prevent and reduce the risk of DVT and improve overall circulatory health. Dr. Bunke explains, “Compression therapy improves microcirculation, lymph drainage, arterial flow, venous pump and decreases edema.” In other words, compression socks help move stagnant blood due to poor circulation and lack of movement. This helps prevent conditions like DVT and promotes overall health.
From athletes to professionals, travelers to expecting moms, everyone can experience improved circulation and vein health by wearing VIM & VIGR socks. Dr. Bunke is a huge advocate for preventative vein care and suggests wearing compression socks even before varicose veins develop. “Once people really understand and experience the medical benefits of compression therapy, I think it will be incorporated into every healthy lifestyle for those who are health-conscious.” says Dr. Bunke. Prevention is key and maintaining good leg circulation can help stop DVT in its tracks before the condition has a chance to develop.
It is important to note, however, that not all compression socks are made equally. Dr. Bunke points out that buyers should ensure that the socks have graduated compression before they purchase them. Some products may claim to use compression technology but can cause more harm than good. Dr. Bunke recommends VIM & VIGR’s line of compression socks to her clients. “These socks are refreshingly comfortable, fashionable yet still therapeutic. For these reasons, I wear them and I think patients will love them too!” she says.
Make sure and check in for next week’s installation, “Who is at Risk?” to learn more about risk factors for developing venous disease and what you can do to reduce your risks.
**In addition to her busy practice, Dr. Nisha Bunke also has her own online compression sock site called CompressRx.com.**