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Understanding DVT's and what you can do to prevent them is essential when traveling. Sitting for long periods of time in an airplane without much leg room can lead to blood pooling in the lower legs and feet. This can be the cause of a serious condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). You often hear that should wear compression socks but most people don't know much about it or why this is recommended.

After years of selling other brand names, we met the educational director for Sigvaris and quickly learned there is a big difference between "compression socks" and "graduated compression socks".

Wearing medical grade graduated compression socks acts improve leg health by offering graduated compression technology.

- Reduces the risk of DVT's
- Increases the comfort
- Allows your legs and feet to feel less weary

Besides wearing graduated compression socks, what can you do to increase