Soxxy Celebrates World Thrombosis Day
October 13th marks World Thrombosis Day, a global campaign designed to increase awareness around Thrombosis.
Thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clot in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Once formed, a clot can slow or block normal blood flow, and even break loose and travel to an organ. A clot that travels to the lung is called a pulmonary embolism (PE).
Who’s at risk?
Air travelers, athletes, pregnant women, smokers, diabetics, patients with heart disease and many more.
60% of all VTE cases occur during or within 90 days of hospitalization making it a leading preventable cause of hospital death through proper procedures. So what can we do to help decrease the risk? Put on your Soxxys! Increasing circulation, reducing swelling and decreasing the risk of DVT are key benefits of Soxxy compression socks which means wearing Soxxy’s is one way to decrease your risk of a blood clot.
Soxxy Founder and CEO, Sarah Stabile, created Soxxy compression sox after suffering a serious knee injury while skiing. Her Orthopedic Surgeon encouraged her to wear them post-surgery, especially when she flew. Sarah loved the way the compression made her feel, but hated the way they looked. She searched for different colors (other than white, nude or fluorescent), but came up empty handed. This sparked her idea to blend fashion with function. She took matters in her own hands and designed a stylish, unisex line that increases circulation, reduces swelling and decreases the risk of DVT.