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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can i do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
See a vascular: There are various options endothermal ablation, sclerotherapy, surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Varicose veins: Support stockings and surgical intervention. Weight loss can help if over weight.
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. I woul.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Varicose Vein Legs: I recommend that you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) for appropriate workup and treatment. The recommendations would depend on a test called a venous reflux ultrasound which will determine the extent and cause of your problem. Treatment recommendation can vary from use of compression stockings to interventional procedures such as laser, vein injections, or surgery. See a vein expert.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you prevent varicose veins in legs?

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Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 30 years experience
No:can slow progress: No we can't prevent but we can slow down. Environment increases our inherited disorder as well as hormones and pregnancy, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, heat, heavy weight lifting, age, sedimentary job, etc. Wear prescription strength graduated compression stockings and get your veins repaired by a vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org.

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