Spider Veins, Varicose Vein and Hemorrhoid Alternative Treatments

Varicose veins are tortuous, swollen, enlarged veins. While any vein
may become
varicose, the veins most likely to become varicose are found in the
legs, ankles
and feet. Resulting from standing and walking upright, the  increase in
venous back-pressure results in distension of the veins in the lower
body.Spider veins are a common, mild
variation of varicose veins, involving superficial, smaller venous structures, close to the surface of the skin.
Treatment Options:
Horse chestnut extract (Aesculus hippocastanum) is one of the most widely used natural treatments for varicose veins.
The active chemical moiety in horse chestnut is called aescin.
Aescin blocks the release of enzymes that damage capillary
Whole horse chestnut, that is, unprocessed, raw horse chestnut, is considered unsafe
by the
FDA. Use of the raw product may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
headache, convulsions,
circulatory and respiratory failure, and  death. Any use of the crude,
raw product should be avoided. Extraction of Aescin from horse chestnut
products removes the
toxic component, esculin.

Patients that suffer with kidney or
liver disease, bleeding disorders should use horse chestnut only after
consulting a physician.  Horse chestnut should not
be combined with aspirin, Plavix, Ticlid,
Trental, Coumadin, and other blood-thinning drugs unless under medical

Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus)
is also known as box holly or knee holly. The active moieties,  ruscogenins,
strengthen collagen in blood vessel walls and
improve circulation, by tightening weak, stretched vessels
such as those associated with varicose veins.Side effects of butcher’s broom may include indigestion or nausea.
Patients with high blood pressure or prostate issues should not take
butcher’s broom without first
consulting a doctor.
K2 has been shown to activate the proteins
that support the normal smooth muscle cells of the vein wall, and
regular use of vitamin K2 may retard formation of varicose veins.


deficiencies can lead to the development of varicose veins, spider
veins, hemorrhoids and aneurysm.  While taking chelated copper may not
reverse damage that is already done, it may behelpful to slow or stop
the progression or worsening of the condition.

WELL:  Copper chelates must be used with caution, as effective dosages
are quite modest and excess use can cause serious medical
complications. Qualified medical supervision is essential before
considering adding copper chelate to self-medication regiments.

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM

About David S Klein, MD 149 Articles
David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.