Treating varicose veins

For many people this is the most important part of the guide. This section looks at the various forms of treatment for varicose veins which range from non-surgical to the latest innovations.

The decision about which treatment is suitable for you will be decided by your GP. He or she will explain the various options available and help you to decide upon the best one for you.

Everyone is different in this aspect so what suits one patient will not necessarily suit another.

Treatment options

What are your options?

These are divided into the following two categories:

  • Non-surgical treatment for varicose veins
  • Surgical treatment for varicose veins
  • Latest treatments

Plus there are a range of new and exciting treatments which you will want to consider. These are minimally invasive so do not require you to undergo surgery and effective at treating varicose veins.

Find out more in the latest treatments section.

These treatments are effective at controlling the symptoms of varicose veins and preventing their return. Nevertheless, there is a small risk of this recurring within ten years after surgery.

What doctors do advise is for you to make changes to your lifestyle such as losing weight (if you are overweight), taking regular exercise and taking breaks if sat down for long periods of time.

Find out more about these self help methods in our preventing varicose veins section.

Guide to Varicose Veins

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