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Can Varicose Veins Affect My Sleep?

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Varicose veins have been associated with a number of symptoms that can affect your daily life on a regular basis. Many of these common symptoms of vein disease include: leg swelling or cramps, pain, skin discoloration and rashes near the ankles, and of course large bulging veins. The trouble with many of these symptoms, much like the disease itself, is that the onset of the symptoms are gradual as the disease progresses. Therefore, many people often do not always associate varicose veins as the cause for the discomfort and pain.

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Are Restless Leg Syndrome and Venous Insufficiency Related?

stifflegs.jpgRestless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, affects about 10-15% of people in the United States. Those who suffer from this condition often feel a strong urge to move their legs, accompanied by pulling, tingling, and crawling sensations. Patients often report symptoms worsening with age. 

RLS can interfere with sleep due to the constant need to reposition and move as well, so sufferers constantly feel fatigued. This can take a toll on personal lives if the fatigue is severe enough, causing difficulty concentrating, depression, and other medical problems.

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Suffering from Restless Legs?

After a hard day of work, many of us get into bed with the feeling of absolute exhaustion. We tend to ignore the signs our body is giving us and rule it down to over-doing and over-activity. Restless legs syndrome is a common occurrence among many people, especially at the end of the day. RLS can occur in a variety of forms, and can be easily recognized by identifying the symptoms.

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Why treating your Varicose Veins may help you Sleep.

Can treating your varicose veins help you sleep? Find out How.

According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS), nearly 10% of the entire U.S. population suffer from what is know as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - a neurological disorder with associated symptoms such as throbbing, pain, and unpleasant tingling sensations. While these symptoms may persist during the course of daily activities, the most distinctive aspect of Restless Leg Syndrome is the fact that lying down or relaxation generally aggravates the condition, meaning frequent nights waking up to move about or difficulty even falling asleep.

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Common Summer Activities Affected by Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins and spider veins are frequently known to cause various symptoms, like leg pain, swelling, heaviness, fatigue, etc. These symptoms not only can affect your work schedule, but they also can significantly affect your ability to participate in social activities and even normal daily activities at home. Here is a look at some of the most common summer activities that people often miss out on as a result of their varicose and spider veins.

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