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what methods are used to get rid of varicose veins?

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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery 31 years experience
Ultrasound Review: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 27 years experience
Many Options: Stripping is an option but should be used in very rare cases. Other options are thermal ablation such as vnus or endovenous laser ablation (evla). Sclerotherapy and ALS ambulatory phlebectomy.
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 50 years experience
Several: Best options include ablation of abnormal veins using laser or radiofrequency in combination with ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy.
Dr. Ted King
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Often a combination: I would see a vein specialist/phlebologist. A venous ultrasound of your leg veins should be done to find the cause of your varicose veins and make a treatment recommendation. A treatment option that helps symptoms but doesn't make the veins go away is compression stockings. Other more definitive options include laser or radiofrequency ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and/or sclerotherapy.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Varicose veins: It depends on what is the cause Spider veins usually sclerotherapy Varicose veins usually thermal ablation

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How do I get rid of varicose vein?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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Depends: There are many reasons why one gets varicose vein. Genetics, body type, previous injury, life style / activity level, nature of work, and pregnancy can all play a role. The nature of problem also tends to differ individually. Don't be afraid to discuss your specific problems with your doctor. Many minimally invasive office procedures are available with minimal down time.
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How can you get rid of varicose veins forever?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Treatment vs cure : Varicose veins are caused by venous hypertension. When the vein pressure rises, the secondary veins dilate into varicosities. The primary problem of venous hypertension and the varicosities can be treated, but its a progessive chronic condition. So cure or forever is not expected.
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How do you prevent getting varicose veins as you get older?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Compression devices: Compression devices directly address the damaged valves inside your veins. Which leads to venous hypertension. The compression squeeze decreases edema and tissue swelling, helps improve venous return. They are not a cure. But compression is first line therapy. Knee high devices generally are best tolerated.
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Choices: Injecttions are an option, surgery and laser treatments are other options. Your choices will depend on the reasons you have these veins. See a vascular surgeon or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
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Stockings: Ted hose are available over-the-counter, and the common many colors. They look like leggings, but they are firmer compression.

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