Why Are My Legs So Heavy and Tired?
Do your legs tire easily? Are you feeling a heavy sensation in your legs? If so, these feelings of discomfort are likely symptoms of vein disease, beneath the surface. Swelling of the lower legs, feet and ankles is often present along with heavy and tired leg symptoms.
Vein disease encompasses an array of problems and conditions, including:
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Skin changes or discoloration
- Leg ulcers
- Dry skin and leg rashes
- Phlebitis (swelling of a superficial vein)
- Blood clots
Restless Leg Syndrome
Varicose veins and spider veins can often be seen on the skin’s surface. Varicose veins are thick, protruding, swollen and twisted veins. When a vein is varicose, it tends to appear dark blue, purple, green or even flesh toned. Spider veins are thinner than varicose veins. These veins appear in tree branch like clusters. Spider veins are often dismissed as a cosmetic problem but they often indicate deeper vein disease within the egs.
Skin changes and discoloration in the legs is due to the buildup of excess blood in the leg veins due to poor circulation. Dark patches can begin to develop as the diseased vein begins to negatively affect the nearby blood vessels. This is also why dry, flaky skin and rashes on the leg point to a circulation issue. If left untreated, skin conditions stemming from vein disease have the potential to lead to venous ulcers on the lower leg.
If you have one, all or some of these issues, the symptoms are likely to affect your daily life. As inefficient veins fill up with excess, back-flowing blood, your legs become further tired, weak and heavy. As the valves in these veins begin to malfunction, the legs have much more of a challenge circulating the blood back up to the heart. Symptoms of venous disease also include aching pain, cramping and restless legs that may keep you up all night.
More than 60% of women and 40% of men are affected by some sort of vein problem including varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Modern lifestyle does not do our circulatory systems any favors. For example, working long hours sitting or standing compromises blood flow. Many people with venous disease wait to seek treatment until symptoms are severe. The problem with putting off treatment is that vein disease is progressive, it worsens over time. It is recommended that you see a vein specialist if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms. Even if you just feel slight tingling or numb spots in your legs, you should have this evaluated. The earlier you can catch Chronic Venous Disease, the better.
Unlike many medical procedures, vein treatments such as Radiofrequency Ablation and ClariVein are practically painless and minimally invasive. Taking care of your diseased veins takes around 45 minutes and recovery time is one to two days after treatment. Once the diseased veins are closed, blood can then reroute to healthy veins and promote effective circulation. In many cases, your treatment will be covered by insurance.
Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas works to make sure you are comfortable before, during and after your procedure. Treatment is performed in our welcoming clinic under local anesthesia. Our patients are greeted by a warm, caring staff. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is a highly trained physician who has experience in successfully treating all types of vein dysfunction. If you would like to either halt or avoid the harsh symptoms of vein disease, we encourage you to call us at 702-430- 7661 to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
Alpha Vein Clinic
Vein Clinic Las Vegas
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
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