Of course, your GP would have to be the judge of that. It is up to him to diagnose just how far the emergence of your varicose veins has developed. If it is extreme, quite extreme that it could be threatening, surgical treatment may be required. But if its prominence on your body is merely mild, varicose veins treatment, under the GP’s initial guidance, could be managed by you in the comfort of your home.
Even if the prevalence of varicose veins is mild at best, do allow your good doctor to advise which forms of treatment work best for eradicating your varicose veins. After all, he has examined you and diagnosed your condition. Nevertheless, it is still possible for the layman and woman to treat their veins without any direct supervision from their doctors. There are now a number of alternative, natural remedies available that will be safer to administer, given that it generally does not contain any side effects.
Who would have thought that you would not even need to take any medication at all? Such is the case. Most medical supply stores and pharmacies have them, so what could be easier than purchasing a pair of compression stockings. But do note that high pressure compression stockings will require a prescription from your doctor. These stockings are designed to help the leg muscles push blood upwards and provide gradual compression.
The strongest support is given to the ankles. You are required to put these stockings on before arising from bed in the morning. All you do is raise your legs in the air and pull the stockings on evenly. Note that they are not meant to give you any discomfort in regard to tightness in the calves or groin area.