Home Remedies for Varicose Veins

Can You Cure Varicose Veins?

There are several conservative therapy and management of vein insufficiency options to help with the symptoms associated with varicose veins. None of these methods will prevent or fix the underlying problem. There is no cure for varicose veins or venous insufficiency, once a vein is abnormal (fails to return blood to the heart in a timely fashion) it will always be abnormal. Fortunately, a vein specialist can do a full vein exam and painless duplex ultrasound to find out which veins are insufficient and to recommend treatment options to alleviate health risks and varicose vein pain.

Varicose Veins Home Treatment

• Compression stockings will help minimize symptoms particularly for those who spend a lot of time standing. All patients diagnosed with vein insufficiency are required to wear at least 20-30mmHg compression stockings for a minimum of 90 days prior to insurances approving any type of intervention. Compression stockings are strongly recommended for patients with venous disease who travel, either on a flight or drive over 3 hours. This helps to minimize the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or a blood clot as a result of the underlying vein disease and lack of mobility.

• We know that when blood stops moving, it clots, so if you are sitting for a long time in one place, your risk of the blood pooling (venous reflux) and ceasing to flow increases significantly. This brings us to the second important conservative vein therapy – movement. Within your own parameters, be as active as possible, all day long. Take breaks from your desk job, go for a brief walk, or do leg exercises at your desk. This improves circulation, thereby minimizing the symptoms associated with vein problems. Elevating your legs whenever possible will help to decrease swelling in legs, leg fatigue, itching legs, etc.

• Finally, as with all other chronic health conditions, a sensible diet helps in a myriad of ways. Most importantly, stay well hydrated. Heat will affect varicose veins, especially in the summer in Arizona. Consuming at least 64 ounces of water a day, better yet a gallon of water a day, prevents dehydration and improves blood flow. In patients who are dehydrated, blood flow becomes sluggish, and we know slow blood flow increases the risk of clots.

Oftentimes, these simple and conservative vein therapies will be helpful. For people with continuing and more aggressive symptoms, a visit to a vein specialist for a full exam and duplex ultrasound is the best solution for finding relief from varicose vein pain and vein treatments to reduce overall health risk!

 

What Treatment Options Are Available For My CVI?

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
Compression Socks

Question: What treatment options are available for my CVI? I can’t sit or stand in one place and I have heavy, aching legs all of the time. I started to have achy, heavy leg feelings about a month after I sprained my right ankle and scratched my left knee last April. I was diagnosed with…

Read More

Q&A: During my EVLT, I could smell and taste a slight “burning” odor plus I was dizzy during my procedure. Is that normal?

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Jan 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Question: During the EVLT laser procedure I really didn’t feel well, especially when the laser was on. I felt dizzy and the smell of “burning” freaked me out. Even after I was done, it took me couple hours to feel normal again. Is that normal? Answer: The “odor” and sometimes a taste is normal during…

Read More

Q&A: Veins along my inner thigh have turned brown after EVLT. Is this normal?

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Jan 10, 2019 | 1 Comment
Post EVLT

Question & Answer 5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and one spot is slightly red. Is this normal? Question: It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on…

Read More

Does Phlebitis Cause Venous Insufficiency or is it Vice-Versa?

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Dec 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Does Phlebitis Cause Venous Insufficiency or is it Vice-Versa?
Vascular Disease

Question: I am 20 years old with a history of undiagnosed autoimmune disease, which is currently in an acute flare. After suffering from a case of phlebitis in greater saphenous vein of the right leg for two months, I was just recently diagnosed with venous insufficiency in both the greater and smaller saphenous veins of…

Read More

¿Qué cubre el seguro, estoy en Medicare con un suplemento.

By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on ¿Qué cubre el seguro, estoy en Medicare con un suplemento.

Q & A Pregunta: ¿Qué cubre el seguro, estoy en Medicare con un suplemento. Respuesta: Medicare con un suplemento cubre las visitas a la oficina, los ultrasonidos y las intervenciones necesarias, típicamente al 100%. Por lo general, no hay un gasto de bolsillo asociado con el tratamiento en la oficina.

Read More

What does insurance cover, I am on Medicare with a supplement.

By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on What does insurance cover, I am on Medicare with a supplement.

Q & A Question: What do insurance cover, I am on Medicare with a supplement. Answer: Medicare with a supplement covers the office visits, necessary ultrasounds and interventions, typically at 100%. Usually there is not an out of pocket expense associated with in-office treatment.

Read More

¿Cuál es el costo promedio si tiene varices en una pierna y arañas vasculares en la otra?

By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on ¿Cuál es el costo promedio si tiene varices en una pierna y arañas vasculares en la otra?

Q & A Pregunta: ¿Cuál es el costo promedio si tiene varices en una pierna y arañas vasculares en la otra? Respuesta: la mayoría del tratamiento de las venas varicosas, si es médicamente necesario, está cubierto por el seguro. Los costes del tratamiento de la vena de la araña varían dependiendo de la cantidad de…

Read More

What is the average cost if you have varicose veins in one leg and spider veins in the other?

By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on What is the average cost if you have varicose veins in one leg and spider veins in the other?

Q & A Question: What is the average cost if you have varicose veins in one leg and spider veins in the other? Answer: Most varicose vein treatment, if medically necessary, is covered by insurance. Spider vein treatment costs vary depending on the amount of veins present, if the insurance will cover them (medically necessary) and…

Read More

Pegamento (pegamento del cianocrilato) para el tratamiento de la vena… ¿puedes hacer eso? ¡Sí!

By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | Oct 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Pegamento (pegamento del cianocrilato) para el tratamiento de la vena… ¿puedes hacer eso? ¡Sí!

VenaSeal El último tratamiento para las varices puede parecer que es directamente de una película de ciencia ficción, pero la sustancia utilizada para cerrar las venas anormales, pegamento del cianocrilato, se ha utilizado en procedimientos médicos y cirugías por décadas. ¡ Créalo o no, el pegamento del cianocrilato se ha utilizado los procedimientos desde 1949,…

Read More

Glue (Cyanoacrylate Adhesive) for vein treatment…can you do that? YES!

By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | Oct 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Glue (Cyanoacrylate Adhesive) for vein treatment…can you do that? YES!

VenaSeal The latest treatment for varicose veins may seem like it is straight out of a science fiction movie, but the substance used to close off abnormal veins, cyanoacrylate adhesive, has been used in medical procedures and surgeries for decades. Believe it or not, cyanoacrylate adhesive has been used procedures since 1949, and other types…

Read More

About Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE

Jason is the Practice Administrator and CEO of Advanced Vein Institute of Arizona. Mr. Babcock brings over 25 years of healthcare administration experience to the organization with a strong background in finance, business development, operational improvement and customer service to AVIA.