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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can i reduce the appearance of varicose veins?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
Seek Phlebologist: Modern evaluation of vv include ultrasound study of the leg veins, examination of legs. Treatment is office based, includes endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy of ropy vv, and sclerotherapy. Seek help at www.Phlebology.Org, and put in zip code to find qualified phlebologist in your area.
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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 36 years experience
Definitive treatment: Evaluation by a physician who has expertise in evaluating and treating varicose veins, and can develop a complete plan of therapy. All treatments should be walk in/walk out under local anesthesia with minimal down time.
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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
A number of things: There are a number of ways to treat varicose veins, as dr. Isobe said. One way that does not work , though, is to take pills or use ointments. You should see a vein specialist and have an evaluation and treatment recommendation, as dr. W-k said.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can horse chestnuts help the appearance of varicose veins?

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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
No: Horse chestnut can help the symptoms you might have from your varicose veins, especialy swelling, but it won't do anything to help the appearance of the veins.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to prevent and or reduce varicose veins?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Change your heredity: Unfortunately the only way to prevent and/or reduce varicose veins (without treatment) would be to change who you had as grandparents. Heredity is the cause of you getting varicose veins in the first place and is also the reason why you can't prevent them. Reducing them is easier. Treatment with sclerotherapy, endovenous thermal ablation, and/or phlebectomy will do that. See a vein specialists.
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