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Is There Anything I Can Do At Home For Vericose Vein Pain
Yes, : The conservative treatment ( see www.Gorenveincenter.Com) consists of leg elevation ( ankle higher than the level of the heart) and knee level compression stockings during the day. If overweight try to lose weight and walk a lot. Shower in the evenings only! se the above website, all is there for u to read! ...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
Bioflavonoids &herbs: I don't know of any medicines that will reverse varicose veins but a variety of bioflavonoids & herbs can strengthen veins & prevent them from worsening. Avoiding prolonged sitting & standing helps & any yoga where your raise your legs will help. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/varicose_veins.Htm and http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/9/3/308.Pdf & my comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Do support or compression knee highs or socks work equally as well a support hose at preventing varicose veins? Should i wear them even at home?
Hose do not work: Data suggests that over 90% of patients who wear hose for varicose veins are either not made better or are made worse. Knee high hose are tolerated better than thigh high so i recommend those for people with chronic swelling or prior dvt. Hose will not prevent varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have started walking 6 days a week the last 2 weeks. My vericose vein hurts a lot now. What do I do? I'm 22 am I too young for that?
Ultrasound: If symptomatic, i recommend evaluation by a vein specialist. Likely would involve an ultrasound looking for source of the problem. In the meantime try elevation of your immediately following exercise. Foot should be higher than your heart for 15-30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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