Worried about your risk of edema and DVT while on bed rest?
Roughly 20% of pregnancies involve some form of doctor-mandated bed rest. It may be a couple of weeks to several months depending on the pregnancy-related issue. Bed rest seems simple enough, but it can mean getting off your feet every couple of hours to being confined to a hospital bed around the clock. While bed rest is generally ordered to resolve pregnancy-related high blood pressure and fluid retention or prevent premature labor, bed rest creates other physical risks as well. The limited physical activity with bed rest can lead to muscle atrophy, weight fluctuations and blood clots or DVT.
Periods of inactivity can lead to blood clots in the legs. Pregnant women are, also, at an increased risk due to hormonal changes in the body increasing the ability of the blood to clot quickly in preparation for labor and delivery. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice unique tenderness or swelling in either leg.
Blood clots in the leg, known as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, are coagulated blood cells that stick to the inside of the deep vein impeding blood flow. Blood clots can be serious, especially if the clot breaks free and travels to the heart or lungs causing a pulmonary embolism or PE.
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Our products are designed to help prevent the occurrence of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs with flexible, simple intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapy. Intermittent pneumatic compression devices prevent venous thrombosis and DVT by enhancing blood flow in the deep legs of the veins. These devices inflate and deflate knee-high wraps, which reduces pooling of blood in the legs. This non-invasive therapy is the best alternative for pregnant women wanting to limit the medications that their unborn child is exposed to. Hospitals have been using similar blood clot prevention devices for decades with great success. However, never before has this therapy been able to be used in the comfort of your own home with such convenience. This in-home convenience makes intermittent pneumatic compression devices ideal for busy pregnant women and those on bed rest.
Consult with one of our DVT Specialists to get approved for your in-home unit today! Simply fill out our online form or call 954.706.8151, and you will be contacted within 24 hours. The ordering process is simple! We handle billing your insurance, shipping the device and offer patient education for a completely hassle-free way to help you prevent DVT-causing edema at home.