If you find that you can’t relax, and that every time you try, you experience an uncontrollable desire to move your legs, then you might have restless leg syndrome. Restless leg syndrome makes you feel like you constantly have to move your legs, even when you’re sleeping.

At Texas Vascular Institute, Dr. Dev Batra and his team are ready to help you with all of your vein care needs, be they cosmetic or medical in nature. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to how venous insufficiency could be the cause of your restless leg syndrome.

Venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is a problem with your circulatory system. It occurs when your valves, the opening and closing mechanisms present throughout your highway of veins, begin to malfunction and leak. When this happens, instead of your blood flowing through your body as it should, a fraction of it will begin to pool in your veins.

This pool of blood leads to a rise in the blood pressure in your veins. Your veins then grow and pulse, protruding from underneath the layers of your skin. You likely know this condition as varicose veins and spider veins.

In addition to the visibly protruding veins on your skin, other symptoms of venous insufficiency include:

  • Heavy and achy legs
  • Swollen ankles and feet
  • Chronic pain
  • Cramps
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Throbbing

It’s important to get your varicose veins treated for more than just cosmetic reasons. And, if left untreated, your varicose veins can turn into open sores that are difficult to heal. The condition can cause serious damage to your veins.

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Treating your restless leg syndrome

While the cause of restless leg syndrome isn’t fully understood, we do know that treatment for varicose veins also has a positive effect on symptoms of RLS. In a study conducted by The National Sleep Foundation, it was found that 98% of patients who received the treatment for their veins, also noticed a decrease in their RLS symptoms.

Treatments range from non-invasive to the minimally invasive. The level of treatment that you’ll require will depend on your symptoms and how they impact your life.

Treating varicose and spider veins isn’t just a matter of cosmetic preference, it’s important for your health as well. Don’t wait to find the right treatment for you and to get back to living a life free from troublesome symptoms. For more information, contact Texas Vascular Institute at 972-646-8346 or book an appointment through the online scheduling link.

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