Our first reaction when confronted with vein disease is to go to the doctor and request surgery to remove the offensive areas. In a world where quick, fast, and easy are the words we live by, this reaction is understandable, but not always the desirable method of treatment. Vein disease presents itself in many forms, from the simplest (spider veins) to the most dangerous (deep vein thrombosis), and millions of people the world over have been diagnosed with some form of vein disease. After examination by your physician and upon diagnosis, your treatment options can be just as varied and as simple as some of the natural treatments we discuss here. As always, due to the chance of serious underlying medical conditions, your treatment options should only be discussed after examination and diagnosis by a licensed and experienced physician.
Prevention and Maintenance
Unfortunately, the simplest preventative methods are not always the easiest, but may be the most effective. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly go hand in hand with vein disease maintenance, and while it may not cure the problem, it can seriously help keep your vein disease from reoccurring or worsening. Eating a healthy diet high in antioxidants, low in fat and/or preservatives, and full of healthy and colorful vegetables can also be an important tool in vein disease prevention and maintenance.
Today’s compression garments are nowhere near as unattractive as early models and can be an amazing pre-procedural, natural, treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. Refraining from straining while in the midst of a bowel movement helps prevent hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and spider veins in the upper thigh or pelvic area. And finally, if you have a career that requires you to sit for extended periods of time or to stand for extended periods of time, taking frequent breaks will go a long way to help prevent new occurrences.
Treatment through Nutritional Supplements
Diosmin has shown to be a successful natural treatment for varicose and spider veins, as well as cases of chronic venous insufficiency and lymphedema, in terms of prevention. This bioflavonoid is derived from citrus fruits and is not only an anti-oxidant, but also contains veno-tonic and anti-inflammatory properties. The RELIEF study (reflux assessment and quality of life improvement) indicates that diosmin not only helps treat the symptoms related to vein disease, it also helps improve edema, lymphedema, and hemorrhoids. Vitamin C and pycnogenol have also been shown to help, but neither of these nor diosmin have been proven to cure, reverse underlying issues, or make varicose and spider veins disappear.
St. Louis Laser Vein Center
Discover your options by scheduling a consultation with the St. Louis Laser Vein Center today. We’ve been in the business of vein disease relief for over 15 years and we want to help you get healthy again, whether or not you choose a surgical method or a more natural way to get rid of spider and varicose vein.