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Are there simple ways to treat my varicose and spider veins?

With thin skin, these unsightly swollen vessels are easily seen. Before jumping to surgery however, there are a few simple steps that can relieve pain and even help prevent more of these veins from popping up. Special support stockings can do wonders, especially if you're on your feet all day. Simple changes in your lifestyle will help as well, including weight loss, keeping your skin healthy and avoiding high-salt foods that cause swelling.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

There are a few things to do to prevent and treat spider veins. Learn more about spider veins in this video with Dr. Oz.

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