01.13.2017

Restless in Las Vegas? Restless Legs and Vein Disease


Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common condition in the United States. About 15% of Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome and of that percentage, 5 million gauge their RLS “moderate to severe”. This condition can keep you up at night, tossing and turning with no relief, peace or comfort.

Does This Apply to You?

There are certain signs and symptoms that go along with Restless Legs Syndrome. You might feel an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, an unpleasant sensation in the legs, or symptoms that worsen when sleeping, lying down or sitting. If you have RLS, you may feel slight relief with movement. Restless Leg Syndrome is known to be more annoying than painful, like an itching or tingling beneath the skin. This condition makes it nearly impossible to feel comfortable and creates dissatisfying sleep which can result in impaired memory and trouble concentrating.

What do Restless Legs mean?

There could be a number of reasons why you are experiencing Restless Legs Syndrome. A large amount of RLS sufferers have an underlying venous issue. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose veins may cause symptoms of RLS. CVI, spider veins, varicose veins and Restless Legs Syndrome have symptoms that overlap: discomfort in the legs, burning, itching, tingling, and tugging. When valves in vein walls become inefficient (CVI), the blood in veins reverses direction back into valves, causing the uncomfortable symptoms of CVI and the restless legs sensation. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 98 percent of patients affected by RLS found some relief after seeking varicose vein treatment.

Some risk factors associated with Restless Leg’s Syndrome include; increasing age, family history, Venous reflux, Venous insufficiency or pregnancy. If any of these factors apply to you, the cause of your restless legs is most likely related to venous insufficiency and varicose veins (whether these veins are visible or beneath the surface).

What you can do

Venous disease is a progressive condition and will worsen as time goes by. Restless Legs Syndrome is also known to worsen with time and age. If you have been affected by the signs and symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome, the right time to seek a medical opinion is now! You should see a vein specialist who can determine if your restless legs are in fact due to diseased veins. The quicker you can obtain an accurate diagnoses, the faster you will be able to seek treatment. Dr. Sassan Kaveh of Alpha Vein Clinic is an experienced physician who you can trust to diagnose your symptoms correctly. Dr. Sassan Kaveh has successfully treated patients with RLS symptoms, assisting in the relief of their symptoms. Dr. Kaveh is trained to catch vein disease in any stage and can perform the newest and most minimally invasive treatment options to prevent further progression. Can you imagine finally falling asleep without the constant need to wake up and move your legs for relief? This can be a reality with vein treatment! Rid yourself of the annoying symptoms and sleepless nights and come in to Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas for an examination. Call us today at (702) 430-7661.

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