. A physician may prescribe thrombolytic drugs to dissolve blood clots, or a blood thinner to prevent the clot from getting bigger. To prevent pulmonary embolism, a physician may insert a vena cava filter to catch a blood clot before it reaches the heart or lungs.Chronic venous insufficiency.
A physician may prescribe compression stockings and recommend that the patient sleep with his or her feet elevated above the heart. In severe cases, a physician may recommend a valvuloplasty.Superficial thrombophlebitis.
Phlebitis usually improves without treatment over the course of one week. A physician may prescribe an anti-inflammatory to ease pain. Varicose veins.
Treatments for varicose veins include sclerotherapy or vein removal or stripping or laser treatments.