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Conservative Treatments

Posted February 25, 2011

In the majority of patients, venous insufficiency may be treated conservatively. Conservative therapy includes physical measures such as limb elevation, exercise, and avoidance of prolonged standing or sitting. Medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or other analgesics may also relieve some symptoms. Compression stockings also help to alleviate the swelling and pain caused by varicose […]

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Diagnosing Varicose Veins

Posted February 05, 2011

Varicose veins occur when the degree of damage to the vein is severe enough to cause it to enlarge and bulge out beyond the surface of the skin. Diagnosing the root cause of varicose veins is essential to its proper treatment. With varicose vein disorders, vein failure occurs within the valves, allowing blood to leak […]

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