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The Relationship Between Varicose Veins and Restless Legs Syndrome !

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

Varicose and Restless Leg Syndrome Relation !

Varicose veins (Venous Insufficiency) is one of the most common causes of restless legs syndrome. While studies investigating the relationship between restless legs syndrome and varicose veins are still in their infancy, it has been frequently observed that patients with restless legs syndrome symptoms also improve when their venous insufficiency due to varicose veins is corrected.

Leg cramps and swelling in your legs may indicate a vascular problem in your body. Vascular problems can include any condition that affects the circulatory system. After a cramp, medications can help with muscle tension, but the long-term effect of medication is not sufficient when cramping occurs.

The good news is that surgery is no longer the only option for the treatment of varicose veins! New Interventional Radiological techniques such as endovenous laser thermal ablation (EVLT), radiofrequency ablation, thermal ablation (RF), ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (deep sclerotherapy application) enable the treatment of most vascular diseases without the need for hospitalization.

With the application of outpatient laser treatment, it turns the disadvantages such as hospitalization and long recovery period that come with surgery without general anesthesia and making it a safe alternative for our patients who are not suitable for surgery or who do not want surgical intervention. Most people can immediately return to work or their daily routine; For this reason, when you have restless legs syndrome, you should definitely have color Doppler ultrasound-guided controls and plan the best treatment method for you by evaluating with your doctor.

Varicose veins - symptoms of venous insufficiency are generally as follows, if these symptoms are present, it is time to go to the doctor; We strongly recommend that it be checked with Color Doppler Ultrasound.

The mild symptoms of varicose veins are as follows:

Feeling of heaviness, burning, pain, tiredness in your legs

swelling in your feet and ankles

Itching on the vein

Severe Symptoms of Varicose Veins Are:

leg swelling

Skin changes, such as:

– Color changes

- Dry, thin skin

– Inflammation



Bleeding after open wounds or a minor injury

worsening of symptoms after prolonged standing or sitting


-Temperature increase,

-Pain on the vein

- Visible color change in the vein.


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