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Different ways to cure varicose veins - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello doctor
User :   just wondering if u can help me with this problem
Doctor :   sure
User :   I have varicose veins.......and its kind of bothering me now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long u had this problem
User :   for many years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long
User :   its kind of painful now
User :   5 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   am 60 years nurse by profession and married
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u help me out
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   u want to know the treatment modalities?
User :   sure that would be great
User :   ??????
Doctor :   u might reguire surgical treatment
Doctor :   since it is long standing
Doctor :   problem
User :   what kind of surgery can u name the surgery and the details
Doctor :   i need to ask u few questions
User :   go ahead
Doctor :   did u see any doctors for this problem
User :   no
Doctor :   were u wearing compression stockings
User :   as part of nursing uniform yes
Doctor :   ok then we should with medical measures
Doctor :   like if ur over weight
Doctor :   then u need to reduce ur weight
User :   no not at all overweight
Doctor :   exercise regularly
Doctor :   especially walking
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid prolonged periods or sitting
Doctor :   or standing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   make sure u elevate ur legs while sitting
Doctor :   or sleeping
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   i have been doing this for quite sometime
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   When you need to stand for long periods, take frequent breaks - sit down and elevate your feet
User :   i also wear stockings upto my knees
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u getting any relief
Doctor :   by all these measure?
User :   it helps a little bit
User :   what about the surgery u mentioned
Doctor :   if not then u might need one of the following treatment methods like sclerotherapy, laser and light therapy, minimally invasive procedures and surgery.
User :   ok but am not interested in any of these
User :   I also have arthritis on my hands
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what i suggest u is
Doctor :   sit down talk to surgeon
User :   and
Doctor :   he will be able to have best possible treatment
Doctor :   for ur problem
Doctor :   rather than suffering
User :   am not suffering
Doctor :   u can try laser therapy
Doctor :   its most effective treatment
User :   i suggest you give me a simplest answer to this and not refer me to a doctor
Doctor :   if ur not happy with convential surgery
Doctor :   diet and exercise then
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
Doctor :   is all ur doubts clarified
User :   not really
Doctor :   go ahead and ask the question
User :   but anyway thanks for your help
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   thankx for visiting healthcare magic
User :   will chat again later
Doctor :   ok fine
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye cheers
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