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Does Varicose Vein Cream Work? Myths About Varicose Veins

Does Varicose Vein Cream Work? Myths About Varicose Veins

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

doctor_1.jpgThere are many relief options to choos from for a number of health related symptoms and concerns. Many people will find their preferred methods, whether naturally derived or medically enhanced, for treating headaches, colds, inflammation, muscles aches and pains, and even varicose veins.

In the last decade, technology and research have allowed experienced physicians certified in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins, venous and lymphatic doctors, to learn what really works to treat the problem at its source. They have discovered that certain treatment options provide remedial solutions which alleviate symptoms without eliminating the problem entirely. Many websites, videos, natural health stores, and even doctors offer these types of remedial solutions, such as gels or creams as vein disease prevention,  but vein disease is a real disease and not just a cosmetic concern.

Although supplements like horse chestnut extract or varicose vein creams and gels provide some benefits to the skin, like hydration and firming, they cannot treat your varicose veins once you have them.

 

 

Varicose Veins

Vein disease is hereditary - it is found in 1 out of 4 people under the age of 50 and in half the population above that age. Vein disease is found in both men and women and caused by a number of factors including pregnancy or sports related injuries that damage the structural integrity of the vein walls. Once the damage to the vein walls has begun and a person develops varicosities, the disease will progress over time and can intensify significantly if left untreated.

Currently, venous and lymphatic doctors have not found a way for a person to naturally regrow damaged vein valves which are responsible for pumping blood back to the heart. Once these vein valves are damaged, the only way to treat them is to redirect the blood through properly functioning veins. This means removing damaged veins entirely.

Fortunately, the methods for treating varicose and spider veins have allowed patient’s to benefit from a non-invasive, non-surgical, relatively pain free 15-45 minute procedure known as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). EVLT, unlike traditional methods of surgical vein stripping, can be performed in a clinical setting, is less expensive, and has a 95%+ rate of success.

 

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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is to 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, 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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