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how to prevent varicose veins..or how to treat them? and what are the best vitamins for varicose veins

By Anonymous April 25, 2011 - 7:50pm
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Varicose Veins are enlarged and distended veins.Varicose veins can't necessarily be completely prevented, especially if they run in your family. But following recommendations may help prevent varicose veins:

Maintain a healthy weight.
Don't wear socks or stockings with tight elastic around your legs. (Wear the stockings that go all the way up to your waist)
Try to avoid regularly standing for long periods of time.

Treatment Options
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)
Lifestyle Changes
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.

Although there is no guarantee that taking vitamins will prevent the varicose veins, it can help to take vitamins A, C, E, B6, and K.

For more information and reading on Varicose Veins, please visit our page: http://www.empowher.com/condition/varicose-veins

April 26, 2011 - 5:41am
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