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Can Varicose Veins Go Away Naturally?

Can Varicose Veins Go Away Naturally?

Posted on April 6, 2015 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

varicoseveinandactive1If you’ve recently developed varicose veins, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to naturally get rid of them. While there are some steps that can be taken to alleviate some of the discomfort, most of the time varicose veins won’t disappear naturally over time.

Varicose veins occur when the valves in your veins are weak and allow blood to flow backwards. Due to gravity and the weak valves, blood ends up pooling in your veins and that causes to them to bulge and appear ropey. Unfortunately, most of the time, vein valve issues are genetic and can’t be alleviated with lifestyle changes. If your parents have varicose veins, chance are that you will mostly likely develop them as well.

One possible exception to natural improvement of varicose veins is if they developed during pregnancy. If you didn’t have varicose veins prior to your pregnancy, it’s possible that they will naturally improve over several months after giving birth. Though, they will likely return and worsen with subsequent pregnancies.

While it is unfortunate that in a majority of cases varicose veins can’t be fixed with lifestyle changes, current treatments are not invasive. Treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins are safe and very effective. Additionally, once you treat a varicose vein, it will not redevelop.

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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.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, 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 (formerly known as Phlebologist).

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