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Herbal Treatment for Varicose Veins

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Varicose veins are a common issue for women who are pregnant, or for those that are over the age of 50. Learn all about herbal treatment for varicose veins at our Boca Raton and Boynton Beach offices. Over 50 percent of women and 40 percent of men have spider veins, varicose veins, or other vein-related issues. When varicose veins start to occur, they can often be aesthetically displeasing. Over time, varicose veins can become painful and bothersome, causing the legs to feel heavy and the veins to bulge. For many men and women that suffer from leg pain in Pompano Beach, herbal remedies can help soothe the pain that develops as a result of varicose veins during pregnancy.  Also, elevation and compression stockings can be other conservative treatment options.

Certain herbal remedies contain chemicals that can help the veins form a better elasticity, and prevent the blood from pooling and causing everyday pain. Some herbs and tonics can be found at the local drug store, while others you may have to order or get from the local health food or vitamin store that carries them.

  • Horse Chestnut is just one of many herbal remedies that can be used to tighten tissue and treat varicose veins.
  • Witch Hazel is an astringent that can be found in most drug stores that can also be used as an anti-inflammatory in conjunction with horse chestnut in a lotion to be applied to the varicose veins.
  • Prickly Ash is another shrub that can be used to help treat poor circulation and varicose veins. It can be infused in a tea or applied topically.

It is important to consult with your physician prior to beginning any herbal treatment for varicose veins regimen, especially if you are pregnant. Please call today for an appointment in Boca Raton or Boynton Beach

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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