Guide to Compression Hosiery

Gardamed have produced this compression guide to help you understand the different compression levels and what they mean. Gloriamed hosiery can be divided into 2 categories:

  1. Medical compression stockings.  Available on prescription, these are the manufactured according to the RAL standard which is the highest quality certificate available for compression hosiery.  The compression strength ranges from 21 mmHg to 46mmHg.
  2. Preventive compression stockings. Ideal for aching, tired legs, early symptoms of vascular issues and to prevent DVT during travel. The compression strength usually ranges from 12mmHg to 20mmHg

MILD COMPRESSION (12-15mmHg)

Our products:
Lady Gloria 12,  Man Support 15

  • Prevention of heavy and tired legs
  • Support during pregnancy
  • Mild varicose veins without oedema (swelling)

MEDIUM COMPRESSION (18-21mmHg)

Our products:
Lady Gloria 18, Man Support 18,
Micro Class 1, Soft Class 1,
Comfort Class 1, Gentleman Class 1, EasyVen

  • Heaviness and fatigue in the legs
  • Mild varicose veins without significant oedema (swelling)
  • Prophylaxis during travel (DVT)
  • Post sclerotherapy
  • Initial varicose veins during pregnancy

FIRM COMPRESSION (23-32mmHg)

Our products:
Micro Class 2,
Soft Class 2,
Comfort Class 2,
Gentleman Class 2,
Strong Class 2

  • Varicose veins with oedema (swelling)
  • Post superficial and deep venous thrombosis
  • Post sclerotherapy, venous surgery or thermal ablation
  • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
  • Management of healed venous ulcers
  • Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), post-fracture or surgical oedema
  • Lymphoedema

EXTRA FIRM COMPRESSION (34-46mmHg)

Our products:
Strong Class 3,
UlcerKit Pro 35,
UlcerKit Pro 40

  • More severe indications of diseases above
  • Severe chronic venous insufficiency
  • Treatment of active ulcers and recurrent ulcers
  • Severe post-traumatic oedema
  • Lymphoedema