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To take to make the varicose leg veins less prominent?

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Dr. Gary Cunningham
Phlebology
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In brief: It's doubtful

anything will have a significant impact on the size of varicose veins.
Pycnogenol has some weak evidence that it may increase the strength and elasticity of varicose veins and it, along with other herbs/supplements may slightly improve symptoms. But, no supplement has ever been convincingly demonstrated to make varicose veins shrink. See a vein specialist if you want to eliminate them.

In brief: It's doubtful

anything will have a significant impact on the size of varicose veins.
Pycnogenol has some weak evidence that it may increase the strength and elasticity of varicose veins and it, along with other herbs/supplements may slightly improve symptoms. But, no supplement has ever been convincingly demonstrated to make varicose veins shrink. See a vein specialist if you want to eliminate them.
Dr. Gary Cunningham
Dr. Gary Cunningham
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Supplements

Butcher's broom and horse chestnut have been used for varicose veins.
I do not have any experience with these, so i can't recommend them.

In brief: Supplements

Butcher's broom and horse chestnut have been used for varicose veins.
I do not have any experience with these, so i can't recommend them.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine

In brief: Horse chestnut

You can take over the counter horse chestnut extract.
Other helpful things: elevating your legs, wearing good support hose.

In brief: Horse chestnut

You can take over the counter horse chestnut extract.
Other helpful things: elevating your legs, wearing good support hose.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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