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Is there a home treatment for varicose veins that works?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not entirely

If you want to control any symptoms from your varicose veins, then compression stockings, as dr. Nielsen described, usually work pretty well.
If you want to get rid of the veins themselves, treatment is necessary and you should see a vein specialist/phlebologist.

In brief: Not entirely

If you want to control any symptoms from your varicose veins, then compression stockings, as dr. Nielsen described, usually work pretty well.
If you want to get rid of the veins themselves, treatment is necessary and you should see a vein specialist/phlebologist.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vein home therapies

Compression stockings and horse chestnut extract can often help with symptoms resulting from varicose veins.
But unfortunately neither of these therapies will fix the underlying valve defect that has caused the veins to develop & the veins will tend to worsen despite home treatment. Advise that you seek expert opinion from local vascular surgeon to discuss options for possible therapy in clinic.

In brief: Vein home therapies

Compression stockings and horse chestnut extract can often help with symptoms resulting from varicose veins.
But unfortunately neither of these therapies will fix the underlying valve defect that has caused the veins to develop & the veins will tend to worsen despite home treatment. Advise that you seek expert opinion from local vascular surgeon to discuss options for possible therapy in clinic.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Compression stocking

If you are willing to wear them, compression stockings will compress the bulging varicose veins and often provide quite a bit of relief from aching and swelling.
You want to get stockings that have 20-30 mm hg or 30-40 mm hg compression. You wear them during the day when you are up and around and take them off at bedtime. Exercise and intermittent elevation of the legs is also often beneficial.

In brief: Compression stocking

If you are willing to wear them, compression stockings will compress the bulging varicose veins and often provide quite a bit of relief from aching and swelling.
You want to get stockings that have 20-30 mm hg or 30-40 mm hg compression. You wear them during the day when you are up and around and take them off at bedtime. Exercise and intermittent elevation of the legs is also often beneficial.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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In brief: Stockings

Ted hose are available over-the-counter, and the common many colors.
They look like leggings, but they are firmer compression. They don't make the veins go away, but they keep them small, and prevent more from occurring.

In brief: Stockings

Ted hose are available over-the-counter, and the common many colors.
They look like leggings, but they are firmer compression. They don't make the veins go away, but they keep them small, and prevent more from occurring.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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