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Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs advice needed?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise, hose,etc.

There is no specific preventive measure.
Care with use of 20-30 mm compression hose, exercise (walking is great), elevation of legs in the am and pm for 15 min help diminish the symptoms of incompetent veins. Avoiding obesity will help. Best to see a phlebologist who can fix your legs and give you good advise.

In brief: Exercise, hose,etc.

There is no specific preventive measure.
Care with use of 20-30 mm compression hose, exercise (walking is great), elevation of legs in the am and pm for 15 min help diminish the symptoms of incompetent veins. Avoiding obesity will help. Best to see a phlebologist who can fix your legs and give you good advise.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Compression hose

Exersize, elevate legs when possible, lose weight, analgesics when needed.

In brief: Compression hose

Exersize, elevate legs when possible, lose weight, analgesics when needed.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Compression stocking

There are a few things that can probably help.
Try to avoid standing for long periods of time, if possible. Lose weight, if overweight. Wear at least 20-30 mm hg graduated compression stockings. Get regular exercise. Unfortunately, you can't can't do anything about aging. The biggest factor is heredity, which you also can't do anything about since you can't change your grandparents.

In brief: Compression stocking

There are a few things that can probably help.
Try to avoid standing for long periods of time, if possible. Lose weight, if overweight. Wear at least 20-30 mm hg graduated compression stockings. Get regular exercise. Unfortunately, you can't can't do anything about aging. The biggest factor is heredity, which you also can't do anything about since you can't change your grandparents.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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