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How do I manage varicose veins on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have a mild case of varicose veins that don't cause bothersome symptoms (aches or itching), you will not need to do anything daily. You could consider wearing graduated compression stockings whenever you are up out of bed. These come in different grades of compression. With mild symptoms, a light compression level (8-15mmHg) would be a good place to start. You might also make some lifestyle adjustments such getting exercise, sitting with your feet up, or not standing or sitting for extended periods of time. You can make changes to your diet and lose weight if you are overweight. These will help reduce varicose veins. If your case is more severe, your doctor may suggest additional treatment options.

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