Hi, Dr. Adam Goldman here of the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center. I’m here to talk to you a little bit about varicose veins. People have asked if they ever go away on their own. However, unfortunately, once the varicose veins appear, they may not progress very quickly. However, they will never go away without some form of treatment.
Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
There are several measures you can do to try and prevent it from getting any worse, such as maintaining your weight at an ideal weight level, as well as regular exercise and elevating your legs whenever you have the opportunity. When you’re sitting or standing for a prolonged period of time, it’s good to take 15 minutes and elevate your legs, as well as compression stockings, can be used to try and alleviate some of the symptoms. Although they have not been proven to reduce the varicose veins or reduce the worsening of the veins over time, but many patients do use them, and is probably a good idea if you suffer very badly or have recurrences of your varicose veins.
NYMetro Vein and Aesthetic Center
If you have any further questions, please come see us at the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center, and we’ll be happy to give you a further evaluation and any advice or treatments that you may need. Thank you.