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What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins?

What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins?

Multi-step process: First, an ultrasound is performed to assess for venous insufficiency which leads to varicose veins. Once such veins are identified, if they are amenable to treatment with endovenous ablation (laser, radiofrequency, ?Pharmacomechanical) such a procedure is performed. Finally, the varicosities are dealt with via phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Actually, most insurance carriers and medicare cover this. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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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


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What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?

What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?

Thermal energy: The best way to get rid of varicose veins is to first treat the diseased vein causing the varicosities with thermal energy- either laser or radio frequency. The varicose veins can then be removed through small incisions( microphlebectomy) or sclerotherapy( injections). Best to see a vein specialist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of varicose veins?

What is the quickest way to get rid of varicose veins?

Several Options: The quickest way in not always the "best". There is often some patience involved. First, you need to treat the underlying causative vein, often with laser or radiofrequency. Large surface branches will resolve quickest with phlebectomy (surgical removal). Sclerotherapy is not as "quick" as surgery, but often if very effective. Get a formal consultation w/ a vein specialist to discuss all options. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of varicose veins naturally?

Is there a way to get rid of varicose veins naturally?

What's natural?: No creams, ointments, injections or procedures? How about support hose? Good prescription hose will help, but they must be worn. Taking every opportunity to use gravity and elevate will help. Prolonged standing must be avoided. Exercise can help. Cure or management? ...Read more

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How do I get rid of varicose veins?

Start with evaluatio: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. Treatment is often quite effective, although new veins may develop. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of varicose veins?

How can I get rid of varicose veins?

See Vascular Surgeon: Varicose vein disease in a complex condition that needs thorough evaluation by a vascular surgeon prior to considering treatment. The therapy will depend on your particular anatomy, which is evaluated with ultrasound first. Based on your exam, the therapy could range from needing sclerotherapy to phlebectomy surgery to thermal catheter ablation. Vascular surgeons can provide all the treatments. ...Read more

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Could exercise get rid of varicose veins?

Its the valves: Varicose veins are the result of defective valves. The valves within the veins have failed prematurely, and once the valves are failed, they are always failed. Exercise will not help the valves recover. In order to rid yourself of varicose veins, you will need some form or intervention, either laser, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of varicose veins?

What are ways to get rid of varicose veins?

Multiple Options: Varicose veins are visable veins that are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, you will need to have the veisn treated by evla, vnus, ambulatory phlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy. You will want to see a vein specialist and have a duplex ultrasound to come up with the best plan for you. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of varicose veins forever?

How can you get rid of varicose veins forever?

You probably can't: While treatment techniques used today generally offer excellent results for most patients, it is likely that new veins will develop over time. With periodic maintenance treatment it is often possible to keep one's legs in good shape. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. For more info, see http://www.Phlebology.Org/. ...Read more

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What methods are used to get rid of varicose veins?

What methods are used to get rid of varicose veins?

Many Options: Stripping is an option but should be used in very rare cases. Other options are thermal ablation such as vnus or endovenous laser ablation (evla). Sclerotherapy and ALS ambulatory phlebectomy. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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