If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you


No announcement yet.

Compression stockings


About the Author


Chuck B Find out more about Chuck B
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Compression stockings

    I have had problems with lightheadedness and getting dizzy whrn moving quickly or going from sitting to standing. I am on beta blockers as well as amiodarone. It was explained to me that many HCM patients are blood volume depleted due to the way the HCM heart functions. My doctor recommend I try compression stockings(knee length - 30 - 40 mm of pressure.) Has anywone done this/heard of this and if so, has it had favorable results. Thanks.
    Chuck B

    An inch is a cinch, a yard is hard

  • #2
    Re: Compression stockings

    I would think you'd have better results by increasing your water intake instead. I was told that compression stockings were bad for me, but I don't remember if anyone said why.

    However, I don't know that the movement-induced dizziness will ever really go away. I always just make super-slow transitions, especially when I get up in the morning.



    • #3
      Re: Compression stockings

      I wore a pair of those beauties for a week after my kidney surgery. Woo hoo! I sure felt purdy in them. Yeah, i know, i'm just not right in the head. Seriously though, it was my understanding that they were to prevent blood clots from forming in my legs or something? Not sure about any other purposes they might have.
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."


      • #4
        Re: Compression stockings

        I have been advised to use these. They can really help.
        Give it a try!
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)