10.18.2016

Restless legs as an indicator of Venous Insufficiency

Restless Leg Syndrom

Are you staying up late at night feeling your legs burning and tingling? Losing hours of precious sleep because you are experiencing Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)? The symptoms include the urge to move your legs, straining to feel comfortable and itching beneath the surface. Restless Leg Syndrome is fairly common. One out of ten people are affected in middle to older aged groups. You may be struggling to put your feet up and enjoy a book or watch T.V. because you have an uncontrollable urge to itch or wiggle your legs. We may have the answer youve been looking for.

 

Similar Symptoms

The symptoms of vein disease and RLS overlap greatly. Chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins can cause symptoms of RLS. Recent medical research reported in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, showed that 22% of patients with RLS also have venous insufficiency. Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), and the appearance of spider and varicose veins can cause restless legs, and the same itching, burning sensation. According to research found in the Phlebology Journal; when it comes to the volume of patients with restless legs and venous insufficiency, 98% experienced relief from their Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms and 80% had long-term relief after treating their varicose veins. Varicose Veins affect nearly 25 million humans and venous insufficiency is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S.

 

Restless Leg Syndrome has a number of risk factors, which correspond with the risk factors of varicose veins as well:

     Family history

     Pregnancy

     Venous insufficiency

     Venous reflux

     Increasing Age

There is a high chance that if any of these factors apply to you, the cause of restless legs is related to venous insufficiency and varicose veins. These veins are simply plagued by deficient valves. The veins in your legs use muscles and vein valves to push blood flow up the leg, against gravity and back to the heart to be re-oxygenated. If the valves in vein walls are weak, blood will pool in the leg and create enlarged, swollen veins. Restless Leg Syndrome and Venous Insufficiency have similar symptoms and are often misdiagnosed. These unhealthy vein conditions will worsen as you age and could even lead to conditions such as skin ulcers, excessive bleeding and blood clots if left untreated. A proper diagnosis by a trained professional can catch this vein disease in the early stages and prevent further progression.

 

Sleep comfortably again!

Are you losing sleep due to the compelling urge to move your legs? Are you pacing around all night, tossing and turning from your RLS symptoms? Rid yourself of your sleepless nights and come in to Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas for an examination. Dr. Sassan Kaveh can properly determine if your restless legs are due to venous insufficiency and accurately diagnose your vein condition with the use of ultrasound imaging . If you are living with restless legs, it is important to consult a physician who specializes in veins of the legs. If treatment is determined necessary, Alpha Vein Clinic offers minimally invasive outpatient treatments such as Radiofrequency Ablation and ClariVein. Both procedures are performed at our clinic and require little to no downtime. Call us today at (702) 430-7661. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and to set up an appointent that is convenient for you.

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