Home remedies have become quite popular recently. But many people often question if these home remedies for varicose veins actually work. Varicose veins are unsightly, large, twisting, and bumpy veins that typically show up just under the surface of the skin in the legs. But can you get rid of varicose veins naturally? Unfortunately, there are no scientific studies that confirm herbal remedies for varicose veins will help prevent or improve them.
Natural Treatments For Varicose Veins
On many online communities, vitamin C is commonly recommended for the treatment of many ailments, including varicose veins. Although vitamin C is required in the production of collagen and boosts the immune system, there are no clinical studies that suggest vitamin C has any benefit in treating varicose veins.
Apple cider vinegar is another remedy frequently recommended for a variety of conditions, including spider and varicose veins. It is said to increase circulation and improve blood flow, but there is no evidence that it has any effect on the veins and arteries.
Herbal remedies like parsley, cayenne pepper, garlic, and witch hazel have been said to help with varicose veins because of their anti-inflammatory properties. Olive oil has also been suggested as a topical treatment, but again there is no scientific evidence for any of these.
Varicose Vein Treatment in Illinois
A vein doctor provides the only proven treatment for varicose veins and other vein disorders. Sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation (ELA) are safe and effective treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. After these cutting-edge treatments, there is also minimal downtime, meaning you can get back to your life without missing a beat.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting veins with a solution designed to close the varicose vein, making them disappear. Sclerotherapy is guided by light or ultrasound technology and does not require the need for general anesthesia. ELA is guided by ultrasound and uses light energy from a laser beam to eliminate the vein by destroying the vein wall. Like sclerotherapy, ELA does not require general anesthesia. Both treatments are minimally invasive and done right in our Northern Illinois office.
Dr. Gilvydis provides both of these services and uses state-of-the-art vein mapping to customize your vein treatment. Vein mapping helps determine which veins need to be treated and also reveals the progression of your venous disease. All of our patients are thrilled with the outcome of their treatment and highly recommend Dr. Gilvydis. If your varicose veins are becoming more prominent and unsightly, or they are starting to cause you pain, it’s important to be seen by an expert vein doctor in Rockford, IL. Our doctor has been treating vein disease exclusively for years and is a renowned expert in his field. Contact us today to request an appointment.
Image Credit: Winzy Lee/Shutterstock