Laser treatment sends strong bursts of light to the vein, causing the vein to slowly fade and disappear. No cuts or needles are used. Catheter-based procedures that use radiofrequency or laser energy. This procedure is the preferred treatment for larger varicose veins.
Compression therapy is the most conservative treatment option. Compression stockings are designed to apply specific pressure to the legs to relieve discomfort and swelling and do not require a prescription. We recommend that you follow a healthy and complete diet that includes foods and nutrients known to improve blood circulation. Look for foods rich in vitamin E, foods with omega-3 fatty acids, citrus fruits high in vitamin C, bulbs, nuts, foods rich in lycopene, ginkgo biloba, ginger, cayenne pepper and (our favorite) dark chocolate.
Varicose veins tend to run in families and are influenced by hormones, and often appear for the first time during pregnancy. They also help lower blood pressure in the arteries and can relax blood vessels, all of which can reduce varicose veins.
Varicose veinsoccur when blood pools in the veins as it tries to return to the heart to pick up fresh oxygen. The treatment of varicose veins has advanced significantly over the past decade and no longer requires general anesthesia or large incisions to remove a problematic vein, a procedure known as venous removal.
There are a variety of treatments available for varicose veins that can quickly relieve pain and discomfort. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins, often caused by damaged or faulty valves that allow blood to travel in the wrong direction. In addition to causing pain and discomfort, varicose veins can increase the risk of dangerous health conditions, such as blood clots and venous ulcers. Overweight people are more likely to experience varicose veins, so losing the extra pounds can reduce pressure on the veins and relieve swelling and discomfort.
More than one-third of adults in the United States are affected by varicose veins at some point in their lives,1 and in most cases, the cause is genetic. Varicose veins may be harmless, but swollen, twisted and bulging leg veins shouldn't be dismissed as a simple cosmetic problem or as an inevitable sign of aging. Cuts (incisions) are made over the varicose vein, and the vein is tied (ligated) and removed (removed). Varicose veins can cause painful and uncomfortable symptoms, such as leg swelling, cramps, itching, and fatigue.