Restless Leg Syndrome and its Link to Vein Disease
Have you experienced that uncontrollable urge to move your legs to relieve discomfort from those creeping pains in your legs? If so, you may suffer from Restless leg syndrome, also known as RLS. This itching tingling sensation can be quite bothersome while trying to relax or sleep.
If you are one of the many who experience RLS, you may be a part of the 22 percent who suffer from vein disease. When comparing symptoms of RLS with venous insufficiency and varicose veins, they are almost identical.
Healthy Veins have a continuous flow of blood to the heart from your limbs. When the venous walls are not functioning properly, it makes it difficult for blood to flow properly, causing venous insufficiency. If this problem becomes chronic, it can cause RLS.
Symptoms of Vein Disease and RLS are Often Very Similar
- Throbbing or Swelling
- Aches or pain
- Muscle cramps