Varicose Veins Treatment
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How to Treat Varicose Veins
- Sclerotherapy-injecting the varicose veins with a chemical to shrink the veins
- Radiofrequency occlusion-collapses and seals varicose veins by using radiofrequency energy
- Laser or light source therapy-laser or light source energy used to seal, collapse, and dissolve varicose veins
- Surgery-banding and removing varicose veins (only for severe cases)
- Avoid standing for long periods of time.
- Don't wear footwear that interferes with circulation.
- Rest with your legs elevated.
- Wear lightweight compression stockings. Wearing these may help improve circulation in the leg veins.
If you are diagnosed with varicose veins, follow your doctor's instructions.
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