PRO Compression, Designer of Graduated Compression Socks for Runners, Issues a Comment on Avoiding Blood Clots

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PRO Compression responds to an article discussing the causes, dangers, and possible remedies for blood clots, recommending compression garments as a potential remedy for sufferers.

After the release of an article discussing blood clot formation and possible preventative measures, PRO Compression responds, recommending the use of compression socks as a viable solution.

A recent article in Travel Blackboard revealed that millions of people are diagnosed with deep-vein thrombosis or the discovery of a blood clot. The article reports that a blood clot will typically form in the leg and block the flow of blood in the affected vein. Clot formation brings with it the risk of pulmonary embolism or even a sudden death, according to the article. A number of risk factors increase an individual's risk of clotting, says the article, including long periods of immobility, pregnancy, or having a genetic predisposition. Those past the age of 40 are also at a greater risk of clotting.

Dr. Conrad Moreira lists numerous precautions to take when flying to prevent clots. Getting up and moving around the plane helps to prevent blood from collecting in fixed areas. Adequate hydration and wearing clothing such as graduated compression socks for runners or compression stockings help improve circulation.

Eric Smith, CEO of PRO Compression, responds to the claim that compression socks can serve to minimize the threat of blood clots. “While our graduated compression socks are marketed to athletes looking to improve their performance and speed up their recovery, the research indicates various other valuable uses for compression garments. Since compression is aimed at improving circulation, I would definitely recommend that frequent fliers or people with a sedentary job consider compression socks. Blood clots should not be taken lightly – and if all it takes is wearing a piece of clothing to help prevent great harm, isn’t it worth it?”

At PRO Compression we’ve created high-quality, graduated compressions socks tailor-made for the weekend runner and elite athlete. Unlike countless gimmicks that claim to improve your performance, with PRO Compression socks, the instant, positive improvement isn’t an empty promise – it’s purely scientific.

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