03.08.2017

Are Restless Legs Keeping You Up All Night?

Are the uncontrollable urges to move your legs causing you to lose much-needed sleep? Do you feel cramping, tingling, aching and burning every night when you try to lie still in your bed? If so, you are most likely suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). Up to 15% of the population suffers from this grueling condition.

What are the Symptoms of RLS?

With RLS, both legs are usually inflicted and the symptoms can range from mild to severe. These symptoms tend to improve with movement, therefore we often feel the need to get up and move around during the night.

Symptoms include:

  • Uncomfortable “creeping” sensations in the legs
  • Throbbing, pulling, tingling and aching feelings in the legs 
  • Irresistible feeling to move your legs for relief

RLS symptoms are worse during periods of inactivity such as sleeping or simply laying down to relax. RLS can lead to sleep deprivation which, in turn, affects your daily quality of life.

The Link to Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Up to 22% of patients with RLS also suffer from venous insufficiency. However, this underlying cause is often overlooked by medical professionals who may not make the association. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs. CVI causes blood to “pool” or collect in these veins, causing them to expand and become varicose. The link between RLS and CVI is real. In fact, a study in the journal Phlebology found that 98% of patients treated for CVI found relief from their RLS symptoms, with 80% reporting long-term relief.

Seeking Treatment in Las Vegas

The treatment options for CVI can help greatly reduce your RLS symptoms. At Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas, we can accurately diagnose CVI through the use of doppler ultrasound imaging. Our experienced physician, Dr Sassan Kaveh, can determine if your RLS symptoms are due to venous insufficiency. He can then provide a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Our conveniently located clinic offers the latest in minimally invasive vein treatments including Radiofrequency Ablation and ClariVein. Both treatments require very little downtime and will have you enjoying your regular activities within a few days. Since vein disease is considered a progressive condition (it gets worse over time), most insurance plans cover all or part of treatment.

If you are suffering all night from Restless Leg Syndrome, look no further than Alpha Vein Clinic to finally rid you of your dreadful symptoms. Call us today at (702) 430-7661 to set up an appointment for a thorough evaluation by Dr Sassan Kaveh. Take the first step towards getting the full night of sleep you’ve been missing for so long!

Alpha Vein Clinic

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3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

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