Conservative Vein Treatment | Conservative Treatment Options

Conservative Treatment


Conservative vein treatment is any of the noninvasive methods currently used to treat and prevent vein disease. These treatments are done without the need for anesthetics, medication or surgery and can be effective in maintaining or slowing the progression of venous disease.


Some common conservative techniques include:

  • • Physical activity
  • • Healthy diet
  • • Lifestyle changes (such as smoking cessation)
  • • Elevate your legs above the heart at bedtime
  • • Losing weight
  • • Avoid standing for extended lengths of time
  • • Avoid crossing your legs while sitting
  • • Therapeutic massage
  • • Dietary supplements
  • • Compression stockings

At Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute, we identify the best conservative treatment for veins to be exercise and the use of compression stockings.

Studies have proved that exercise improves the flow of blood in the legs (calf pump), which is vital in returning the blood back up to the heart through the veins. If your calf pump is not as strong as it should be, then the vein cannot pump blood back up as efficiently as it could in a healthy vein. Regular exercise improves circulation and frequently puts the brakes on advancement of vein conditions.

Compression stockings also improve the calf pump. They are made of tightly woven stretch fabric that is specially designed to gently squeeze the legs and massage the calf muscle.

Compression stockings have a graduated level of compression; meaning they are very tight around specific places like the ankle and become less tight the higher up they are on the leg. The tension causes the veins to redirect blood flow to veins in areas of the leg with less pressure. For people who suffer from vein disease, these therapeutic socks can feel great. Our team members are happy to answer any questions you may have about the differences in strength, styles and colors of compression stockings available for sale at Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute.

Although these treatments will not completely get rid of the diseased veins, they can greatly lesson the symptoms of your vein condition.


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