How to Diagnose and Treat Varicose Veins?

Q:
How to diagnose and treat varicose veins?

A:
Your doctor will practice a physical exam and look at your legs when you are standing to see whether there is swelling. You also need an ultrasound test to know whether you have a blood clot.

If your varicose veins are not serious, following ways can help you:

  • Exercises.
  • Lose weight.
  • Elevate legs.
  • Avoid long-time standing or sitting.
  • Wear compression stockings.

If your condition is serious, your doctor may prescribe following treatments:

  • Sclerotherapy.
  • Foam sclerotherapy of large veins.
  • Laser surgeries.
  • Catheter-assisted procedures.
  • High ligation and vein stripping.
* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.