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While there are no medications to eliminate varicose or spider
veins, there are medications for other circulatory disorders such
as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency,
which can be the result of varicose veins, can cause swelling, rashes,
inflammation and ulceration of the legs. Some feel that certain medications
may improve some of these symptoms. However, drug therapy is not a standard
treatment for such disorders, and there is no consensus in the medical
community as to which drugs ought to be used to treat such disorders.
It is best to discuss this with a knowledgeable physician.
Additional Conservative Measures
Conservative treatment includes simple physical measures
designed to improve vein blood flow and reduce pooling in the veins. These
measures can help reduce symptoms due to the veins. Aerobic activities
such as walking, biking and swimming are encouraged. It is good to avoid
prolonged standing or sitting as well as heat on your legs (hot baths,
hot tubs, etc). Moreover, elevating your legs will reduce pooling and
Should a vein ever rupture and begin to bleed, you should
immediately elevate your leg, apply pressure to the bleeding vein and
seek emergency medical care.