Prophylaxis of varicose veins of the lower extremities

Those who already have varicose veins or undergone treatment method should be aware of prophylaxis of disease progression and complications. Unfortunately, vein disease is a chronic disease that can only be controlled but may be difficult to cure forever. Varicose disease may re-occur so the patient must take preventive measures even after the treatment has been completed. Varicose veins also reflect the general state of a patient’s body. Therefore, prevention should include adjustments to your lifestyle, including a balanced diet, physical activity, and most importantly actively taking care of your health. This should reduce the chances of varicose veins recurrence. The prevention plan should be prepared individually for you by your physician. At IMED Vein Clinic we not only draw up an individualized plan, but also conduct long term monitoring of our patients after treatment.


Prophylaxis of varicose veins can be divided into two groups:

  1. Primary – for the patients that may have risk factors of vein disease and concern about the health and appearance of their legs, but do not have a disease yet. Such program is aimed at minimizing the risk factors and prevention of disease development.
  2. Secondary – for the patients who have already undergone treatment for varicose veins. The goal is to stop or slow down the progression of the already formed varicose vein disease, alleviate the symptoms and prevent reappearance of the disease.

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