Consult flebologia, which depending on the presence of abnormalities and the extent of the disease will appoint a suitable class of products. It is worth noting that, like other compression products, tights can have both therapeutic and prophylactic effect. So, if you feel heaviness in the legs, you often have swelling, you are pregnant or have varicose veins at the initial stage – you need tights preventive type, compression ranging from 18 to 21 mm of mercury column. While compression tights 2-4 class are medicinal, and their compression can reach more than 49 mm of mercury column.
Buy compression tights, only at the pharmacy. At the same time, pay attention to what the warranty period is given for this product. So, if the product is quality, then this period should be from six months to 10 months. In addition, a very important detail is that associated compression tights (as well as stockings and socks) should only be made by seamless technology.
It is also worth noting that medical-knit elastic thread has a double entanglement, made by natural, for example, rubber or cotton, or synthetic yarns. If you are pregnant, to choose you, of course, is only on natural materials.
The most important characteristic of any compression of the product and guarantee its safety and efficiency is the standard that the packaging is denoted as RAL (in some cases, it may be written Quality mark RAL or RAL-GZ 387). Do not purchase tights that have no sign of this standard, as its provisions reglementary the composition and strength of the material and indicate that the product has been tested.
Please note if the packaging of tights inscription Oko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is not less stringent than the previous one and shows that products are made exclusively of materials that are completely environmentally compatible with the human body and do not contain any hazardous substances.