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What non-surgical treatments are available for varicose vein disease?

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I'm Dr. Martin Franklin, medical director of Vein Associates of Texas. I'm board certified in family medicine for the past 15 years and also certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. What non-surgical treatments are available for varicose vein disease? Once you have varicose vein disease. It's usually a progressive problem. You can slow the progression of the disease by utilizing exercise and graded compression stockings. In fact, many people choose to do those because they're free of surgical procedures. However the non-surgical procedures that we have now to treat varicose veins are usually fairly painless and can be accomplished in ab out one hour. Most patients actually can return back to the work the same day if not the next day in most cases.

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