The simplest treatment for vein related symptoms is a graduated compression stocking. Although the stockings will not rid your legs of existing varicose and spider veins, the symptoms associated with vein problems can be greatly improved. Avoiding long periods of sitting and standing, increasing the amount of walking and exercise that are done daily and keeping your weight as close to ideal as possible are additional things to help minimize the effects of varicose and spider veins.
This type of conservative treatment is well suited for women who are pregnant or for those who are unable to undergo medical therapy due to advanced age or illness.
Unfortunately, support stockings, frequent walking and weight loss do not always eliminate symptoms which affect quality of life. If you fall into this category, other forms of treatment are available to improve both the cosmetic appearance of your legs as well as alleviate associated symptoms.