Compression Garments

Compression Garments

L&R Compression GarmentsMama Strut Compression GarmentsMedi LogoCompression garments are specially designed articles of clothing
that are used when disruptions in either the circulatory system or
the lymphatic system cause swelling (known as edema) and other
related problems. The pressure applied with compression garments
gently squeezes this excess fluid up and out of the veins or lymphatic
vessels, allowing for a better quality of life.
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Compression Garments

At Barber DME, our expanded line of compression garments will allow you to get out and be active while your body heals.

Compression garments are specially designed articles of clothing that are used when disruptions in either the circulatory system or the lymphatic system cause swelling (known as edema) and other related problems. The pressure applied with compression garments gently squeezes this excess fluid up and out of the veins or lymphatic vessels, allowing for a better quality of life.

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Disruptions in the Circulatory System
Our body uses a series of arteries and veins to transport blood throughout the body. Blood leaving the heart travels through our arteries. Blood is returned back to the heart to be reoxygenated through a system of veins. The veins contain valves that open to allow blood to flow to the heart and close to prevent blood from backing up once the fluids have passed through.

When a venous disease or other medical condition damages the valves or circulatory system, the flow of blood back up to the heart begins to break down. Instead of being returned to the heart to be reoxygenated, blood can begin to pool in the lower extremities, causing pain and swelling.

Disruptions in the Lymphatic System
Similar to blood vessels, you also have lymphatic vessels and nodes that move fluid throughout the body. The lymphatic vessels run parallel to the blood vessels and move fluid (called lymphatic fluid or lymph) throughout the body. Meanwhile, the lymphatic nodes remove waste before the lymphatic fluid enters the bloodstream.

Lymphedema is a condition in which excess fluid collects in the surrounding tissues instead of being drained out throughout the body. Almost 42% of breast cancer patients develop lymphedema. This occurs because the flow of lymphatic fluids is interrupted by the removal of lymph nodes and surrounding tissue during surgery. If the remaining vessels are not able to adequately compensate for the removed vessels, fluid will accumulate and lymphedema will develop.

How Does Compression Therapy Work?
The pressure applied with compression garments gently squeezes excess fluid up and out of the veins or lymphatic vessels. Each garment uses gradient compression, in which stronger pressure is applied at the base of the limb, with the pressure gradually decreasing as you move up toward the heart.

The amount of pressure applied with compression therapy is measured in millimeters of Mercury, or mmHg. Furthermore, each compression level is written as a range. A range of 15-20 mmHg would mean that the base of the limb is receiving 20 mmHg of pressure, while the point closest to the heart is receiving 15 mmHg of pressure.

While some of the mildest pressurized garments can be purchased over the counter, you will need a prescription for compression garments stronger than 20 mmHg. In addition, Tricare will only cover the cost of those garments purchased with a prescription.

Frequently Asked Questions About Compression Stockings
(from medi.de/en)

Medical compression stockings enable a wide range of therapeutic options for various conditions: They are the basic therapy for conditions of the venous system as well as for lymphoedemas and lipoedemas. They are also used in thrombosis prophylaxis in mobile patients.

In venous disorders, the return flow of blood to the heart is slowed down by stretched veins and pathologically altered venous valves. Medical compression stockings are optimally effective when combined with exercise: The muscles then become tense, the veins between the muscles are compressed, and the venous valves close better. Medical compression stockings support these processes through external pressure. Consequently, the flow direction of the oxygen-deficient blood towards the heart is positively influenced. The blood does not collect in the legs, which also counteracts the formation of blood clots.

Thrombosis prophylaxis with medical compression stockings is a physical measure to prevent blood clots in mobile patients. The aim is to improve the return flow of blood to the heart by applying mechanical pressure to the leg veins.

So-called medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings (MTPS) are used for patients who are immobile – bedridden, for example, or following major hospital operations.

Wearing medical compression stockings regularly is an essential part of lipoedema therapy. Compression therapy can relieve pain and reduce possible oedema. As with lymphoedemas, flat knit models, which allow for optimum pressure stability thanks to less elastic material, are used here.

Flat knit medical compression stockings are generally used by lymphoedema patients during the maintenance phase of CDT (complex physical decongestive therapy) in order to maintain or further improve the decongestion. Medical compression stockings should therefore always be used in addition to manual lymph drainage (MLD), skin care, and exercise.

When the venous or lymphatic system reaches its limits, medical compression stockings provide support with mechanical pressure from the outside and relieve pressure as part of the overall therapy. They are therefore indispensable in treating venous and lymphological diseases. Venous diseases such as varicose vein disorders or lymphoedemas are chronic, i.e. persistent, and have symptoms that can progress further if insufficient treatment is given:

A varicose vein disorder can develop into a leg ulcer (Ulcus cruris venosum).
Without subsequent compression after manual lymph drainage, lymph fluid can once again build up in the tissue. The therapy will not succeed and the condition can progress further.

For the best therapy success, please wear and wash your medical compression stockings daily. Patients withvenous ailments and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) wear their medical compression stockings from morning to the evening for their entire lives. This also applies to patients with lymphoedema andlipoedema

Compression therapy should also be initiated for acute symptoms, such as venous inflammation, or after venous surgery (varicose vein removal, varicose vein sclerotherapy). The duration of therapy is determined by your attending doctor.

Please remove your medical compression stockings when you go to sleep. Your venous and lymphatic system does not work against gravity when you lie down. This facilitates the drainage of blood and lymph. In addition, skin regenerates overnight – you can support this process with the skincare product medi night

Exceptions: After surgery in the hospital, thrombosis prophylaxis with medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings must not be interrupted even overnight. During bed rest and while the calf muscle pump is not active, the risk is too great: A blot clot may form and can result in a lung embolism.

Barber DME Offers Many Exceptional Compression Garments for you to Consider

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Mama Strut Compression Garments

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Adjustable Variable Compression Foam Garments for Lymphedema and Edema
TributeWrap™

TributeWrap is an off-the-shelf adjustable foam garment for lymphedema or edema management during the evening, night or low activity. TributeWrap comfortably adjusts to your patients’ unique shape and lifestyle to help maintain their gains made during therapy, while allowing the flexibility to support further reduction.

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Mediven Harmony Seamless Gauntlet

The Mediven Harmony Seamless :Gauntlet delivers a simple and pleasant therapy experience for comfortable everyday wear. Our seamless technology gives patients the freedom and confidence to use their hands and fingers without restricting movement. This ready-to-wear compression handpiece effectively reduces the accumulation of fluid in the hand for comfortable relief. Available in 20-30mmHg and 30-40mmHg compression classes to fit every patient’s needs.

  • Effective compression therapy for preventing lymphedema progression
  • Sleek and soft top border ensures a discreet transition to the arm garment, complimenting it perfectly
  • Clima Comfort moisture management technology adds a soothing, cooling effect
  • Innovative Lanolin blend for a natural moisturizing, soft & smooth feel
  • Seamless version guarantees a free movement of the thumb and an unhindered ability to grasp.
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Mediven Harmony Armsleeve

The Mediven Harmony Arm Sleeve is the right choice for patients with upper extremity lymphedema. There are 8 standard sizes and the 8 extra-wide sizes offered in 2 compression classes, 20-30 and 30-40, as well as 3 color choices (Sand, Caramel and Black). The soft but firm fabric allows for a balanced approach to comfort and edema containment for all day use. The patented inner and outer elbow ellipses give a level of support and flexibility never offered in a ready to wear arm sleeve until now. The sleeve is offered with a knitted upper arm band, a silicone dot upper arm band, or with an integrated gauntlet. The harmony offering also includes a separate gauntlet or glove for convenience and color compatibility in the product family.

  • Effective edema containment with elbow ellipses for comfort and mobility
  • Double elbow ellipses offer freedom of movement for optimum wearing comfort
  • Anatomical shape with extra wide sizes help to ensure a perfect fit
  • Comfortable top band offers security with breathability
  • Innovative fabric made with Lanolin that is smooth and soft with seamless construction
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Mediven Comfort Thigh

Mediven Comfort Compression Stockings are the most comfortable stockings in its class, with ClimaFresh and ClimaComfort features in a skin friendly soft and supple fabric. ClimaFresh provides odor protection and prevents bacteria growth within the garment. ClimaComfort releases moisture for soothing temperature control. mediven comfort stockings are available in many variations with closed toe or open toe options in 15-20, 20-30 and 30-40mmHg compression levels. mediven comfort stockings are offered in up to 6 colors across the assortment of compression levels and styles including petite lengths, and variants with no topband, beaded silicone topband, or lace topband.

  • Comfi Foot provides a reduced compression profile for easy application
  • Clima Comfort regulates moisture for temperature-controlled, refreshed legs
  • Opaque fabric conceals blemishes with confidence
  • Perfect Fit with properly sized styles provides accurate compression and a consistent fit
  • Anti-microbial fabric with Clima Fresh deliver all-day freshness

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Mediven Comfort Panty

Mediven Comfort Compression Stockings are the most comfortable stockings in its class, with ClimaFresh and ClimaComfort features in a skin friendly soft and supple fabric. ClimaFresh provides odor protection and prevents bacteria growth within the garment. ClimaComfort releases moisture for soothing temperature control. mediven comfort stockings are available in many variations with closed toe or open toe options in 15-20, 20-30 and 30-40mmHg compression levels. mediven comfort stockings are offered in up to 6 colors across the assortment of compression levels and styles including petite lengths, and variants with no topband, beaded silicone topband, or lace topband.

  • Comfi Foot provides a reduced compression profile for easy application
  • Clima Comfort regulates moisture for temperature-controlled, refreshed legs
  • Opaque fabric conceals blemishes with confidence
  • Perfect Fit with properly sized styles provides accurate compression and a consistent fit
  • Anti-microbial fabric with Clima Fresh deliver all-day freshness
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Mediven Comfort Calf

Mediven Comfort Compression Stockings are the most comfortable stockings in its class, with ClimaFresh and ClimaComfort features in a skin friendly soft and supple fabric. ClimaFresh provides odor protection and prevents bacteria growth within the garment. ClimaComfort releases moisture for soothing temperature control. mediven comfort stockings are available in many variations with closed toe or open toe options in 15-20, 20-30 and 30-40mmHg compression levels. mediven comfort stockings are offered in up to 6 colors across the assortment of compression levels and styles including petite lengths, and variants with no topband, beaded silicone topband, or lace topband.

  • Comfi Foot provides a reduced compression profile for easy application
  • Clima Comfort regulates moisture for temperature-controlled, refreshed legs
  • Opaque fabric conceals blemishes with confidence
  • Perfect Fit with properly sized styles provides accurate compression and a consistent fit
  • Anti-microbial fabric with Clima Fresh deliver all-day freshness

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