Varicose veins, impaired lymphatic drainage and diseases of the kidney and liver are known causes of edema, however a large amount of patients are impaired with swelling of the lower legs without ever knowing the reason behind their condition.
Edema should be treated with regular leg elevation followed by gentle muscular exercise such as walking. The medication normally prescribed to reduce swelling is diuretics.
The Edema Stocking can be used as an educational tool for patients suffering from all forms of edema. By using the stocking with this approach, it is possible for the patient to be interactive and get a feeling of responsibility for their own disease; this gives the patient the opportunity of adapting to everyday life while living with their condition.