Home remedies for spider veins: i have spider veins and am ashamed to wear shorts & skirts. Any remedies?

For people with only mild varicose veins symptoms, home treatment for varicose veins is the recommended course of action. While home treatments are not a cure, they will help to alleviate discomfort and slow the progression of the condition. There is no way to prevent varicose veins from occurring. However, by adhering to the following suggestions and the following varicose veins treatment, you may be able to alleviate varicose veins symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition.

  • Don't cross your legs when sitting.
  • Exercise regularly. Walking is a good choice. It improves leg and vein strength.
  • Avoiding high heels and tight clothing that can restrict blood flow in the legs is the best varicose veins treatment.
  • Good skin care, such as using skin lotions to prevent fragile skin from cracking and avoiding sun or using sunscreen, especially for fair-skinned people.
  • Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time. If your job requires you to stand, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes.
  • Wear elastic support stockings.
  • The best varicose veins treatment is to control your salt-intake.

When is the urgent medical varicose veins treatment necessary?

Varicose veins may not require medical treatment for varicose veins. If varicose veins make walking or standing painful, you should call your doctor for advice. You also should call your doctor if a sore develops on or near a varicose vein or if your feet or ankles swell. Besides a physical examination, your doctor can take x-rays or ultrasound pictures of the vein to assess the cause and severity of the varicose veins symptoms. You may want to speak with a doctor who specializes in vein diseases (phlebologist). You should discuss which varicose veins treatment options are best for your condition. It is important to remember that not all cases of varicose veins are the same. Doctor's advices may differ in the ways they offer you the medical treatment for varicose veins. Some available treatments or surgeries include:

  • Sclerotherapy: of all available treatments, this one is most commonly used varicose veins treatment. It involves injecting a solution into the vein that causes the lining of the vein walls to swell, stick together and eventually seal shut. The flow of blood is stopped and the vein turns into scar tissue. In a few weeks, the vein should fade.
  • Electrodesiccation: this treatment for varicose veins is similar to sclerotherapy except the fact that the veins are sealed off with an electrical current instead of the injection of solution. This varicose veins treatment may leave scars.
  • Laser surgery: until recently, laser treatments mostly were used for treating spider veins on the face. Varicose veins in the legs did not respond consistently to this treatment and some doctors doubted whether laser treatment for varicose veins actually worked. Now, however, new technology in laser treatments can effectively treat varicose veins in the legs.

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