Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one’s legs to stop unpleasant symptoms such as aching, a “buzzing sensation,” an “itch you can’t scratch,” a “skin crawling” sensation,” or limbs jerking uncontrollably while awake. Because RLS tends to appear during periods of relaxation, such as trying to go to sleep, it is often classified as a sleep disorder. Moving the affected limbs provides a temporary relief, but naturally if you’re trying to go to sleep, this will tend to keep you (and potentially your sleep partner) awake.
Patients experience RLS in different ways that so many causes have been postulated for the disorder. The most common medical condition associated with RLS is an iron deficiency; this accounts for 20% of total cases. However, in one 2007 study approximately 36% of RLS cases appeared in patients who had vein disease, most commonly varicose veins. Since that time, a growing body of evidence suggests that varicose vein treatment can alleviate RLS symptoms.
Seeking vein disease treatment in NJ may help stop your RLS symptoms
If you have varicose veins or other types of vein disease and also experience symptoms of RLS, you should probably consider seeing a top vein doctor in Bergen County before embarking on chronic drug therapy or other methods currently used to treat RLS.
Varicose veins are the surface symptoms of an underlying disease that has crippled and impaired your circulatory system, resulting in a number of symptoms related to poor blood circulation. Poor circulation is almost always a causal factor for RLS, so when you see a New Jersey vascular doctor to eliminate your varicose veins, you may also eliminate your RLS.
In a recent study, 99% of RLS patients treated with sclerotherapy for their varicose veins reported relief from their RLS symptoms
Sclerotherapy is one of the non-surgical, minimally-invasive outpatient procedures used most often by New Jersey vein experts to eliminate varicose veins. The procedure is remarkably painless, and consists of injecting a solution into the affected veins that causes them to collapse. Healthier veins in the area take over routing blood back to the heart, and the visible signs of varicose veins disappear, restoring your legs to their natural beauty.
More important, patients who have had their varicose veins treated using this procedure report not only greater energy and the cessation of symptoms such as chronic leg pain and weakness, they report a cessation of RLS symptoms as well. So if you have varicose veins and have also been experiencing RLS symptoms, you should strongly consider calling Dr. John Chuback at 201-693-4847 and arranging for a consultation to determine whether you can eliminate your Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms at the same time you improve your appearance and your circulatory health.