How are varicose veins and spider veins (telangiectasia) prevented?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Pregnant patients and those with a strong family history of varicose disease may prevent, delay, or ameliorate the problem by wearing 30-40 mm Hg gradient compression hose whenever standing.

Constant use of compression hose can prevent the worsening of existing varicose disease that cannot be treated immediately.

Cesarone et al reported that prophylaxis with 0-(beta-hydroxyethyl)-rutosides (HR) (Venoruton) is effective for controlling flight microangiopathy associated with edema. [18]


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