Dr Oz: Varicose Veins: Horse Chestnut Seed, Hesperidin & Diosmin

By on February 3, 2011

Dr Oz did a segment on Varicose Veins, because more than 20 million people have the pain and embarrassment of having Varicose Veins.  How can you prevent Varicose Veins? Doctor Oz spoke about some interesting ways to prevent Varicose Veins including 25 mm HG Compression Stockings, Horse Chestnut Seed, Hesperidin and Diosmin.

Dr Oz: What Are Varicose Veins?

Dr Oz said that Varicose Veins happen because of a break down of the valve inside of your veins.  Lets say that blood generally only goes from your feet up to your head through a vein.  In Dr Oz Varicose Veinsthat vein there is a one-way valve that opens to let blood through but closes so that it cannot go back the other way.  When these valves break, then blood starts going the wrong direction in your veins and the vein starts to get deformed.  This is how a Varicose Vein forms and it looks like a worm underneath your skin.  Varicose Veins make your tissue grow bigger and bigger and can eventually cause painful ulcers that can get infected and take months to heal.

Dr Oz: Varicose Veins Risk Factors

Dr Oz said that race and caffeine are not factors for Varicose Veins, but the following are Varicose Veins Risk Factors:

- Age

- Inactivity

- Family History

- Height (the taller you are, the bigger your risk)

Of all of these risk factors, the only thing you can change is your activity level.

Dr Oz: Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins

Dr Oz said that one solution to prevent Varicose Veins is to wear Compression Stocking, which may not be that attractive and may look matronly, but if you are standing all the time and are at risk for getting painful ulcers, it is better to wear these under your pants where nobody will see them anyway.  Dr Oz said to look for 25 mm HG Compression Stockings.

Dr Oz: Horse Chestnut Seed for Varicose Veins

Dr Oz said that Horse Chestnut Seed can reduce leg swelling and edema.  There is no need to take Horse Chestnut Seed as a preventative measure if you do not yet have the problems, but if you already have the onset of these issues, then Dr Oz said to take 300 mg of Horse Chestnut Seed twice a day.

Dr Oz: Hesperidin & Diosmin for Varicose Veins

Dr Oz said that Hesperidin is a flavonoid found in citrus fruits that helps Varicose Veins.  Dr Oz said to look for a Hesperidin pill with Dismoin and take 500 mg daily.

Dr Oz: Elevate Legs for Varicose Veins

Dr Oz said another option is to sit back and to put your legs up to help your Varicose Veins.  Make sure that your feet are higher than your heart though!

Dr Oz: Varicose Vein Surgery

The final option is to do a Varicose Vein Surgical Treatment, which are less invasive now than they used to be.

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Comments to Dr Oz: Varicose Veins: Horse Chestnut Seed, Hesperidin & Diosmin

  1. I am looking for the treatment for the vericose veins show that you had in Feb. maybe. I had recorded the show but somehow it deleted and was curious of the actual treatment and could not find it here. Please Help.

  2. MARY SERRANO says:

    i HAVE VARICOSE VEINS, AND HAVE BEEN TAKING SEPARATELY
    BUTCHERS BROOM HORSE CHESTNUT, BUT I HAD NOT HEARD OF HESPERIDIN
    UNTIL I SAW YOUR SHOW…WHAT I DISCOVERED IN LOOKING UP HESPERIDIN
    THEIR IS A PRODUCT CALLED VEINITY RX WHIH CONTAINS:
    DIOSMIN, HESPERIDIN, HORSE CHESTNUT EXTRACT AND FINALLY, BUTCHERS BROOM,
    SEEMS LIKE THAT WOULD BE THE PRODUCT TO USE, IT CONTAINS ALL THE
    HERBS ONE NEEDS TO EASE THE PAIN AND SWELLING AND SPIDER VEINS ONE HAS.
    WOULD LIKE YOUR FEED BACK ON THE PRODUCT?
    THANK YOU,

  3. cyndee turnquist says:

    According to Sloan Kettering , Horse Chestnut is classified as an unsafe herb with possible toxic effects. Please address, it is so confusing
    .http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69256.cfm

  4. Very interesting Cyndee… we cannot really address the topic since we are not doctors and we do not give medical advice for this reason. DrOzFans.com is simply a forum for all of Dr Oz’s fans to get together on and to discuss the information presented in his shows.

  5. Hi, I was wondering If there are any foods/supplements to reduce Testicular Varicose Veins which occur in 1 out of 5 men. Please Help!!!

  6. i have very embrassing varicose veins and i wish that i could get rid of them for ever.i already
    had a vein stripping surgery,but they all came back.i saw on dr oz this week about the horse
    chestnut seed and hesperidin,i am interested in buying it.where will i get to purchase these.
    please help thank you.

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