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Treating Varicose Veins

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Same: A competent phlebologist should be able to preform clarivein procedure as well as radio frequency ablation procedure. Clarivein does not require tum ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Clarivein: Not really. The technique is fairly straight forward and and not considered difficult, but like any procedure there is a learning curve so it is impo ... Read More
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Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
31 years experience Phlebology
ClariVein: ClariVein is technically easier. However, in thin patients, especially below the knees, it seems to leave hemosiderin staining along the course of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Folklore: While there may be many benefits of homeopathic medications and various natural supplements most of their claims have not been truly evaluated in a sc ... Read More
Dr. Lornell Hansen
27 years experience Phlebology
Possibly: Some studies have shown some mild beneft in the use of horse chestnut in venous insufficiency.
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Dr. Ted King
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Not really: Horse chestnut might help swelling from varicose veins--maybe. It will not and cannot treat varicose and spider veins though.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Can be: If you have longstanding, untreated varicose veins and complications that we call chronic venous insufficiency, you can develop a venous leg ulcer fro ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. T ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
38 years experience Phlebology
Not usually: Varicose veins may be asymptomatic or symptomatic. While varicose veins/venous insufficiency can sometimes result in superficial thrombophlebitis (bl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Surgery: No medications help. But not all varicoceles need surgery. If you have no pain and no impairment in fertility, you likely don't need therapy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
21 years experience Family Medicine
Options: Depending on the size of the varicose veins, you could try butchers broom or horse chestnut supplements, or may need to see a vascular surgeon for tre ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Varicose veins include:: Ankle swelling, Itching, Legs cramping, Restless legs, Ulceration, Red spider veins, Bulging veins.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Varicose veins are enlargement in the veins of the leg usually from pressure on the venous system thru prolonged standing. The veins normally have va ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
No: The risk factors for development of vv are heredity, aging, pregnancy, lifestyle with prolonged standing/sitting, obesity. Exercise, elevation of leg ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Usually yes: Diagnosing varicose veins is usually easily done just by looking. What is important though, if you have visible varicose veins, is to make sure that ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Womenshealth.Gov. Search varicose veins at this site.
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