Compression Socks For Dysautonomia
Compression stockings worn throughout the day can alleviate symptoms of dysautonomia and Orthostatic Hypotension (OH), helping to normalize the heart rate and blood pressure, and reducing fatigue. Wearing compression stockings promotes health in other parts of the body as well. For example, with less blood pooling in the legs, more blood is able to reach the brain. This can decrease the dizziness or lightheadedness that occurs with standing such as in those with orthostatic hypotension. In addition, increasing the amount of blood returning to your heart and lungs may help with other symptoms of dysautonomia to some extent (ie: tachycardia, palpitations, SOB, general fatigue). Generally 20-30 mmHg compression socks are recommended for Dysautonomia (POTS) symptoms, but check with your doctor to determine which compression level will benefit you the most.