In many cases, varicose veins are simply an inconvenient cosmetic issue. However, in some cases, the varicose veins can cause unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms even on a daily basis. Leg heaviness is common in individuals with varicose veins or vein disease. At Vein and Body Specialists, our team of board-certified radiologists can help people suffering with leg heaviness caused by venous conditions. If you live in Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont or Norwalk, Ohio you can come in for a consultation today.
What Is Leg Heaviness?
The legs feeling heavy or full, particularly with fluid, characterize leg heaviness. This condition is very common in individuals suffering with an underlying vein disease, which may or may not be apparent in other symptoms. When poor circulation is caused by vein disease, the pressure in your legs due to gravity can cause those sensations of heaviness.
What Causes Leg Heaviness?
Vein disease causes leg heaviness and weakened, or damaged valves characterize vein disease. With vein disease, the one-way valves that allow blood flow to the heart become under-performing, which causes the blood to pool in the lower body due to gravity. With the excess blood sitting in the veins of the legs, pressure builds, and you may feel one or more symptoms of that pressure, including leg heaviness.
Do I Have Leg Heaviness Caused By Vein Disease?
Coming in for a consultation is the most effective way to determine if you are experiencing leg heaviness caused by vein disease. However, an at-home test for the condition is to see if your legs experience decreased heaviness after a good night’s sleep. If your legs feel least heavy after lying down for a prolonged period of time, it is likely leg heaviness caused by vein disease, as the elevation helped to relieve the excess pressure caused by gravity and weak valves.
How Is Leg Heaviness Treated?
At Vein and Body Specialists, we treat leg heaviness by treating the underlying vein disease. At your consultation, we will talk to you about your predisposition for vein disease, if any, and your current symptoms. Next, we will use our effective and safe ultrasound technology to determine what vein disease you may have. Then, we will devise a personalized treatment plan using our vein treatments. We want to help you feel your best in the fastest, most effective way possible.
The board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists can diagnose and treat you to prevent leg heaviness. Residents in the areas of Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio, contact us today to schedule a vein disease consultation.