Top
10
Doctor insights on: Treating Varicose Veins

Share
1

1
I heard that there are tablets & creams for treating varicose veins. Are they effective? Do they have side effects ?

I heard that there are tablets & creams for treating  varicose veins. Are they effective? Do they have side effects ?

Not really: These tablets perhaps flavinoids (hesperidin, diosomin) or horsechestnut may benfit in prevention or worsening but will not reverse the veins. Local creams may not be helpful but the placebo effect may give the impression thta things are improving. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Ted King
766 doctors shared insights

Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


2

2
In the hands of a competent physician, is clarivein more technically demanding than that of a radio frequency approach when treating varicose veins?

In the hands of a competent physician, is clarivein more technically demanding than that of a radio frequency approach when treating varicose veins?

Clarivein: Not really. The technique is fairly straight forward and and not considered difficult, but like any procedure there is a learning curve so it is important to know how many procedures that the physician has performed. Although the preliminary results are good & it has acheived FDA approval, we do not have long-term outcome data like we do for thermal ablation i.e. EVLT or radiofrequency ablation ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Wear at least knee length support hose. Exercise. See a vein specialist. Don't ignore the veins. ...See more

4

4
Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
Once
6

6
Are varicose veins painful?

Are varicose veins painful?

Possibly: Other symptoms can include restless leg syndrome, skin changes in the lower leg to include darkened pigmentation, eczema and even ulcers. If you are having pain consult a board certified phlebologist, interventional radiologist or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Depends on size, level, and cause. Stockings, sclerotherapy, or surgery are in the realm of your va. ...See more

8

8
Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
Once
Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
Once
Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
Once
9

9
Are varicose veins dangerous?

Are varicose veins dangerous?

They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. They can also lead to leg swelling, eczema, skin inflammation, and leg ulceration. Phlebitis can occur in a varicose vein, which could lead to a blood clot. Consult a phlebologist (http://www.Phlebology.Org/) to discuss your particular condition. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
How to fight varicose veins ?

How to fight varicose veins ?

Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www.Phlebolgy.Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Ted King
1,879 doctors shared insights

Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more