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Why treating your Varicose Veins may help you Sleep.

Why treating your Varicose Veins may help you Sleep.

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

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.

So how can Treating your Varicose Veins help you Sleep?  

Well, like RLS, varicose veins share many similar characteristics and symptoms, including pain and agitation in the legs and both are considered hereditary diseases.  However, what you may not know is that Restless Leg Syndrome is a common symptom of underlying issues with varicose veins or venous hypertension, thus by treating the source or your pain - your varicose vein disease - you will often benefit from alleviating other symptoms like RLS. 

Here is How it Works? Venous_Hyptertension

Venous hypertension occurs when the veins in your legs become damaged, causing poor circulation, and the blood that would normally move up the veins toward the heart slows and eventually pools with gravity near your feet and ankles.  When this happens pressure begins to build in your legs and ankles causing swelling, pain, and tired achy feelings - all of which can keep you up at night.  By treating your venous hypertension - vein disease - at the source, the blood naturally redirects to properly functioning veins and immediately alleviates the pressure build up and discomfort.

Our Philosophy. Find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor (formerly known as Phlebologist).

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