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Are There Any Homeopathic Remedies For Varicose Veins
For symptoms: There are better meds in europe, like daflon 500, not approved in usa, that help symptoms like pain and swelling but don't eliminate vein disease. In us, there are some things that help... Graduated medical compression stockings, exercise, citrus plus bioflavonoid caps, horse chestnut seed extract, rutin, french maritime pine bark pycnogenol caps, reservatrol, but see your doctor first to ask! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: I agree with drs. Gotvald and lerner. There are no homeopathic medicines for varicose veins, including horse chestnut (which might help swelling but won't get rid of varicose veins. The one venotonic (medicine for veins) that has been shown in good quality studies to make a difference in leg vein related symptoms (especially swelling) is dalflon 500. Unfortunately, it is not available in the us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Horse Chestnut, Hose: Compression hose / compression stockings, leg elevation, exercise, & weight loss can often help with symptoms of pain & swelling & also slow down the progression of the disease. Horse chestnut extract & diosmin can often help with symptoms as well. But these therapies will not resolve the problem, since the problem is anatomic valve failure inside the veins. Seek a vascular surgeon for opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends of Anatomy: Whether there will be an effective method to "cure" your varicose veins will depend upon your underlying anatomy, which is genetically determined. The most common "curative" procedure is available for people with "saphenous vein reflux". This is typically treated with endovenous ablation therapy with great long-term results. Other patients do not have this pattern & may have higher recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vein home remedies: Exercise, leg elevation and compression stockings may help some of the symptoms but will not get them to go away completely. It's probably best to meet with a surgeon that is a vein specialist to discuss all of the medical and surgical options that are available today like RFA, EVLA, MOCA and foam sclerotherapy, or even just compression stockings to aid in management of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound first: It depends on size, as dr. Vorhies said, but it also depends on location, how straight the vein is and how close to the surface of the skin it is. Before any treatment can be recommended to you, though, you should see a vein specialist/phlebologist who can do a venouos ultrasound, see exactly what the problem is, and recommend the best treatment options for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Varicose veins are generally due to underlying venous insufficiency or reflux, which can be readily identified by a vein specialist by duplex ultrasound evaluation in the office. If present, the treatment is closure or ablation, done by laser or rf energy. It is minimally invasive, done in the office under local anesthesia, with minimal downtime, discomfort or scarring. Seek a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Vein Doctor: Modern day treatment of venous insufficiency which results in vv, leg pain, swelling can be nicely treated by a phlebologist trained to do procedures in the office. Using laser or radio frequency heat, major vein reflux can be eliminated, ropy vv can be removed with microphlebectomy, and spider veins treated with sclerotherapy. Phlebology.Org is helpful in finding doctor in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There are medicines that can help your legs feel better but the remedies won't make your varicose veins go away. Compression stockings can improve venous function and relieve some symptoms from the varicose veins but won't make them go away either. Depending on the size of your varicose veins, some doctors do minimally invasive surgery or sclerotherapy to get rid of them. See a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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