Monthly Archives: February 2009

Lowest Prices And Special Deals Available At VitalityMedical.com

VitalityMedical.com has been a leading supplier of low-cost medical supplies for over nine years. With over 30,000 products available, Vitality Medical has just about everything you could need. And if you can’t find it online, just give us a call at 800-397-5889 and we will find it for you. We strive to be the best source of medical supplies by offering superior customer service and great pricing along with our extensive line of products.

However, did you realize that Vitality Medical also has discounted items? That’s right. In addition to our regular low prices for high quality products we also have a special priced Deal Of The Day that features one or two of our products that are priced unbelievably low.

Our Deal Of The Day Items are priced to move fast and are available only while supplies last. If you see an item you need don’t hesitate at product availability changes daily.

With over 30,000 items available, Vitality Medical is constantly changing the products available to you. As such, there are always items that we are no longer stocking or have been discontinued. When that happens, these items go on clearance, which offers you the chance to pick up a special item you have wanted or needed at incredibly discounted prices.

Currently there are almost 20 items on clearance, such as the Rubbermaid Adjustable Round Shower Stool. This 12″ diameter stool is perfect for narrow tubs and offers slip-resistant rubber capped legs for safety. At just $30.14 it is a steal of a clearance deal.

Need to stock up on moist burn wound dressings? Try the Bard Vigilon Primary Moist Burn Wound Dressing. At just $8 per box of 6-8″ dressings, these absorbent dressings won’t adhere and provide a natural anesthetic effect that cools the burn and reduces pain.

There are many other clearance items available, and the list is constantly being updated so check back often. Due to the nature and price of these items, clearance items are not returnable.

Gift Ideas

Are you looking for some great gift ideas? Most people don’t think about getting gifts from a medical supply company, but we have many items that your friends and loved ones would appreciate and enjoy.

Check out the Deal of the Day section at VitalityMedical.com to find the latest selection of gift ideas available. Currently there is a wide selection of special canes at great prices, including the Pathlighter Adjustable Lighted Cane, as well as the Arcoa Atlas Adjustable Fall Free Cane.

Additional Gift Ideas include the Drive Medical Walker Tray with Cup Holders weighing only 3.25 pounds, the Drive Medical Universal Walker Tray and Cup Holder weighing less than 2 pounds, and much, much more.

The next time you need a gift for a friend or family member, check out the Deal of the Day section at Vitality Medical to find the ideal solution to your loved ones needs. And don’t forget to check the Deal Of The Day and Clearance Items for great deals on hospital grade medical supplies.

For 9 years, at Vitality Medical, we have delivered on our promise to sell top quality medical supplies at the best prices on the Web.

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Compression Support Hosiery

Compression Support Hosiery Helps Deal With Your Lymphedema

When most people are diagnosed with lymphedema, they don’t even know what it is. Often there is shock and concern about how to deal with it. Luckily, there are many compression support hosiery products from VitalityMedical.com that can help.

Lymphedema is swelling caused by lymph fluid collecting in certain areas of the body. This typically occurs in the limbs. Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system, which acts as the body’s sewage system, fails for some reason. There can be many causes, but the most common cause is cancer and its treatment.

When the lymphatic system stops functioning properly, the lymph fluid is unable to get pumped through the body and as a result, it accumulates. Most often lymphedema begins in the hands or feet, with noticeable swelling. If this swelling persists it can be a sign of lymphedema, and left untreated it can spread throughout the entire limb and lead to more serious complications.

Common sufferers of lymphedema include patients recovering from surgery or trauma, those with cellulitis, post mastectomy patients, as well cancer patients. Women suffering from breast cancer are likely to get lymphedema of the arm on the affected side. Pelvic surgery also is a common cause of lymphedema in the leg. Any impairment of the lymphatic system that dramatically reduces the capacity to move the lymph fluid can lead to lymphedema.

Combating Lymphedema

The most common treatment for lymphedema is compression support hosiery. These compression garments come in several styles determined by the area of the body affected. Support hosiery helps alleviate the swelling by compressing the affected area and helping to force the lymph fluid through the body.

The lymphatic system relies on muscle movement to pump the lymph fluid, so movement or exercise is important. But that isn’t always enough. That is where a compression sleeve becomes a necessity.

For lymphedema in the leg, there are several varieties of compression support stockings.

When swelling in the arms occurs, there are arm sleeves, gauntlets, and gloves.

When it comes to diagnosing lymphedema, your doctor will usually recommend a compression garment and give you a prescription. But it is important to make sure you get the correct support hosiery and it is also critical to get the correct size.

A compression sleeve, for instance, is used to help eliminate swelling in the arm. It works by encouraging lymph flow from the pressure it applies to the affected arm. Moving your arm under this pressure aids the movement of the fluid, so it is important to make sure you have a correctly sized compression garment.

Vitality Medical provides compression hosiery sizing guides for all of the compression garments available. To insure you get the correct size, follow the guidelines on which measurements are needed and where and how the measurements are to be taken.

Mediven Lymphedema Sleeve, Gauntlets, Gloves

(top line = inches, bottom line = cm)

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

Hand

6-6¼
15-16

6¼-7½
16-19

7-8¼
18-21

8-9
20-23

8¾-9¾
22-25

9½-10¾
24-27

10¼-11½
26-29

Wrist

4¾-5⅛
12-13

5-6
13-15

6-6¾
15-17

6¾-7½
17-19

7½-9
21-23

8¼-9
21-23

9-9¾
23-25

Elbow

6¾-8¾
17-22

8-10¼
20-26

9-11½
23-29

10¼-12½
26-32

11½-13¾
29-35

12½-15
32-38

13¾-16¼
35-41

Upper Arm

7½-9¾
19-25

8-11½
22-29

9¾-12½
25-32

11½-14¼
29-36

13-15¾
33-40

14½-17¼
37-44

16¼-19
41-48

In order for you to get the most out of your compression garments, it is important to follow the care instructions the manufacturers supply. Depending on usage and care, compression garments will last several months. However, over time, the elasticity breaks down, and once that happens the amount of compression decreases and the garment’s effectiveness decreases dramatically.

Combating Varicose veins

Varicose veins are another common problem helped by compression hosiery. Varicose veins are caused by the failure of the one-way valves in the veins. As blood is pumped through the veins on its way back to the heart, it passes through one-way valves that keep the blood from flowing backward. Unfortunately, some of these valves fail resulting in the blood pooling behind these failed valves.

In addition to varicose veins being unsightly, they can also be very painful. Women’s Compression Socks and Men’s Compression Socks can help in pumping the blood through these compromised veins and help keep the appearance of varicose veins from getting worse.

Lymphedema and painful varicose veins do not have to keep you from normal daily function. It is manageable and controllable with the use of compression support hosiery from Vitality Medical.

For 9 years, at Vitality Medical, we have delivered on our promise to sell top quality medical supplies at the best prices on the Web.

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