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How can varicose veins be treated in a natural way?

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Some benefit

There are some "conservative' measures that can be helpful, including compression stockings, aerobic activity, maintenance of a good weight, and avoidance of hot baths.
These would help reduce symptoms and slow down worsening of veins, which almost always occurs with time. Some supplements may help reduce symptoms but won't clear the varicose veins.

In brief: Some benefit

There are some "conservative' measures that can be helpful, including compression stockings, aerobic activity, maintenance of a good weight, and avoidance of hot baths.
These would help reduce symptoms and slow down worsening of veins, which almost always occurs with time. Some supplements may help reduce symptoms but won't clear the varicose veins.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Not very well

Prescription compression stockings, that are stronger than ted hose, can help to control the symptoms caused by varicose veins.
They won't make the veins go away but they will probably help to keep them from getting worse. Avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up as often as possible. Exercise and keeping a healthy weight never hurts. Bioflavonoids can help swelling.

In brief: Not very well

Prescription compression stockings, that are stronger than ted hose, can help to control the symptoms caused by varicose veins.
They won't make the veins go away but they will probably help to keep them from getting worse. Avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up as often as possible. Exercise and keeping a healthy weight never hurts. Bioflavonoids can help swelling.
Dr. Ted King
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In brief: Stockings

Ted hose are available over-the-counter, and the come in 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 come in 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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