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6 myths about varicose vein treatment

6 myths about varicose vein treatment

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Dr. Stephen Rivard


A quick Google search of "vein treatment" will return mountains of information about natural ways to cure varicose veins. These range from topical creams like Invisi-Vein to food you can ingest like horse chestnut extract. While these remedies may seem like a better alternative than getting a procedure, the unfortunate reality is that natural remedies can't cure vein disease once it is already present.

Here is a guide to six of the most common myths surrounding natural remedies:

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When varicose veins develop, it is a result of valves breaking in the veins which increases the pressure in the veins and causes swelling and discomfort. As the breakage of valves is an internal problem, applying topical cream or ingesting herbs will not treat the disease. However, treatment like EVLT and sclerotherapy performed by a board certified vein specialist will treat the underlying disease and remove varicose veins permanently. 


At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. Since opening we have successfully treated over 10,000 patients from around the world.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas ofBarrington, Illinois and outside of Illinois.

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

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