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What do experts consider effective ways to reduce inflammation for varicose veins in legs?

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Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience in General Surgery
Antiinflammatories: Ibuprofen type medicines are best used for relieving inflammation. Most insurance companies now require a trial of conservative care before approving vein procedures. Part of that is NSAID ( non steroid anti inflammatory drugs ) treatment. Other things that can help are leg elevation, routine exercise such as walking, and compression stockings.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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