Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose vein treatment, surgery, and removal starts here.

Common varicose vein treatment options

Common varicose vein treatmentFor people with only mild symptoms, home varicose vein treatment is the recommended course of action. While home treatments are not cures, they will help to alleviate discomfort and slow the progression of the condition.

Home varicose vein treatment

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly to improve leg strength and circulation. Walking and running are particularly good exercises for preventing varicose veins.
  • Elevate your legs when resting to ease the pressure required for the leg veins to return the blood to the heart.
  • Wear elastic support stockings.

Varicose vein medication

There is no drug available for the treatment of varicose veins.

Surgical procedures to treat varicose veins

If complications develop or symptoms become more severe despite home treatment, it may be necessary to medically treat or surgically remove the varicose veins. The course of treatment depends on the size and type of vein and the severity of the varicose veins.

Click here to read information about surgical procedures for smaller varicose veins.
Click here to read about treatments for larger varicose veins.