Restless Legs Syndrome, or RLS, is a condition in which sufferers are burdened by an uncontrollable urge to move their legs. Common symptoms of RLS can include itching, burning, and tingling in the legs. This disorder is usually worse when lying down at night and is often comforted by moving around or walking. RLS can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Like vein disease, the condition that accounts for the majority of varicose veins, RLS most frequently affects people in middle to older ages. Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between varicose veins and RLS and whether you should seek varicose vein treatment in Chicago.
How might getting varicose vein treatment in Chicago help with Restless Leg Syndrome?
Besides the numerous causes of RLS such as stimulant intake, medication side effects, alcohol, and anemia, spider vein doctors in Chicago are learning that there is an overlap in the symptoms of vein disease and RLS. Chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins can also cause symptoms of RLS such as leg cramping, bothersome sensations, and restlessness. In fact, some research has shown that more than 20% of patients with RLS also have venous insufficiency and varicose veins. By treating varicose veins and other forms of vein disease, most people can find long-term relief from RLS too.
At Chicago Vein Care Center, our experience, advanced approach, and state-of-the-art facility allows you to receive the best varicose vein treatment in Chicago—and possibly eliminate your RLS symptoms—in less than an hour. At your initial appointment, you can expect a full medical evaluation from Dr. Ramon Castro, as well as receive an individualized treatment plan that may include one of our minimally invasive venous procedures.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about the treatment options we offer, please call our office at 773-283-7887 or go online to request an appointment.