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Conservative Management of Leg Vein Disease

Depending on the severity of your leg vein disease, Dr. Bellamah may prescribe conservative management before considering other procedures. Conservative management strategies include:

Compression therapy

Stockings or wraps compress weakened leg veins, providing relief from symptoms, especially if you’re on your feet a lot. Click here to learn more about compression therapy.

Elevating your legs

Elevating the legs throughout the day can decrease swelling and discomfort by reducing pressure inside the veins.

Weight control

Being overweight puts more pressure on leg veins, which can worsen leg vein disease. Maintaining a healthy weight can relieve symptoms and prevent disease progression.


Exercise helps pump blood from the legs up to the heart. This can provide relief from some symptoms and is excellent for overall leg health.

Over-the-counter medication

Medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin can reduce pain, discomfort, and inflammation.

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