Varicose Veins (cont.)
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Varicose Veins Prevention
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A person cannot change his or her genes, but a person can keep weight under control, exercise, eat a healthy diet high in fiber, and try to stick to loose comfortable clothing when possible. If an individual is genetically destined to develop varicose veins, they may appear despite all the best efforts.
TED (thromboembolism-deterrent) stockings are the best nonsurgical treatment of varicose veins. They prevent skin breakdown and worsening of the varicosities. Most people have decreased swelling in their feet and less tiredness at the end of the day when using TED stockings.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/6/2014
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Amy Smookler, MD
Mara Aloi, MD
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