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My wife has small varicose veins at multiple places and surgery is not recommended. is there a cure?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Treatment. No Cure.: Spider veins / telangectasias (small varicose veins) can be treated locally. It is important to make sure your wife doesn't have underlying venous insufficiency, which i don't she has. This is usually treated first. Next the small spider veins can be treated with either foam sclerotherapy, laser therapy or a combination thereof.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 27 years experience
I agree with Dr. Aalami and very few patients require surgery these days. Most patients can be treated with minimally invasive procedures such as endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency. These procedures can be done in the clinic under local anesthesia with very low risk.
Dec 22, 2011
Dr. Ted King
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Even though there are many treatments that can help to control vein disease, it is important to remember that none of these will cure the problem as Dr. Aalami said.
Apr 5, 2012
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology 34 years experience
Absolutely: Both spider veins and true varicose veins can absolutely be successfully treated. The most important thing is to have an ultrasound to determine if she has underlying reflux or insufficiency, which can be cured by laser closure or ablation. Spider veins can be treated by superficial laser and injection sclerotherapy. Understand however, that she will likely develop new spider veins as she ages.
Dr. Ted King
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There is no cure for vein disease. The best we can do is control it. No matter how effective the treatment, no one an guarantee that you will never get another varicose or spider vein.
Mar 3, 2012
Dr. Ted King
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No guarantee: I have to agree with dr. Aalami, there is no cure for vein disease. Although there are very effective treatments, as all of the others have talked about, nothing will guarantee that you will never develop more vein trouble as time passes. See a vein specialist for treatment recommendations but expect new trouble to pop up over time, even with very good treatment results.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Compression stocking: The only way to prevent further worsening of the varicose veins is to wear compression stockings. Even this is no guarantee but it will decrease the chance of recurring veins.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Varicose veins: if these are spider veins, they are more common in women due to hormonal changes. Treatment would be sclerotherapy to close these veins, but this is a local treatment and will not impact on the possibility of new vein development. Use of bioflavonoids, commonly found in certain fruits and vegetables, such as berries, and citrus fruits, are of benefit. These work to strengthen blood vessel walls
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Varicose veins: If your wife has varicose then she should see a vein specialist. There are many ways to treat VV's but in order to treat them, a full venous evaluation is necessary including a venous ultrasound looking for malfunctioning valves of the saphenous system. Usually recommendations to not treat veins are given by those without experience in their treatment. Most VV treatment are minimally invasive.

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Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Comprehensive : You need a comprehensive approach to treating your lifelong, inherited disorder that has caused your varicose veins. It is easier now; no vein stripping anymore. Herbal medicines like venastat, rutin, reservatrol, and other antioxidants and antiinflammatory meds and prescription medical compression stockings can slow down the process and help the pain, heaviness, tired, restless symptoms. Vein doc.

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