Products for Varicose Veins

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There are several products available that claim to be able to prevent and reduce varicose veins. You should be weary of these as there is no cure to varicose veins and expensive products may not provide you with the results that you want.

Creams to Reduce the Appearance of Varicose Veins

There are several branded creams, which claim to reduce the appearance of varicose veins. This can be brought from many health stores often containing natural plant extracts. These can be effective in reducing the appearance of varicose veins as they can reduce the redness and swelling. However, they are not a treatment for varicose veins and will not cause them to go away, or prevent further varicose veins from forming. If buying a cream for varicose veins you should ensure that, it is safe to use and has been dermatologicaly tested to avoid worsening your condition.

Supplements to Prevent and Treat Varicose Veins

Some supplements are targeted specifically at people who have, or worry about varicose veins. They claim to strengthen the walls of the veins, reduce swelling, and improve your circulation. It is true that a healthy diet and the right vitamins can help to strengthen the walls of your veins and improve circulation and supplements can help to do this. However, supplements will not reverse the damage that is causing your varicose veins, although they may prevent the development of further varicose veins.

Alternatives to Surgery

Many creams, lotions, ointments, and supplements claim to be a pain and risk- free method of improving your varicose veins as opposed to medical treatments. If your varicose veins are not causing you discomfort it may be the case that these products can help to reduce the appearance of your varicose veins. However, you should always seek medical advice if you develop complications with your varicose veins. Products that reduce the appearance to varicose veins are not the same as medical treatments, which remove the underlying causes of your problem.

Reactions to Products

Many products for varicose veins contain extracts, such as horse chestnut extract, which can cause adverse reactions. If you experience any side effects such as:

  • Burning, tingling, or itching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness, weakness, or collapsing
  • Lack of breath or chest pain
  • Severe headaches

for a prolonged period of time after using products you should seek immediate medical help taking all packaging from the product with you.

Products that are not recommended by your doctor can have serious consequences if they are not produced or used correctly. As a result of this you should always buy a reputable product and follow the instructions for use carefully.

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