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Restless Leg Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Help for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects 10-15% of Americans, and is characterized by the irresistible urge to move one’s legs to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. A patient’s legs become uncomfortable when lying down or sitting – some describe it as a “creeping, tingling or burning” sensation.  Moving the legs helps it feel better, but not for long. Many patients consider RLS to exclusively be a condition associated with diabetes/Neuropathy, which is most definitely the case with many RLS patients.  Also, kidney failure, anemia or a vitamin deficiency may be other contributing factors. However, diseased veins can also contribute to RLS.  While healthy veins return blood to the heart, blood that pools in unhealthy veins can lead to a buildup of toxic metabolic waste, which can cause RLS symptoms.

Varicose Vein Treatment often Achieves Excellence Results

According to recent studies, RLS patients have seen a dramatic drop or elimination of their symptoms through varicose vein therapy. We start by performing a state-of-the-art Doppler ultrasound test to determine if unhealthy veins are contributing to your RLS. If this is the case, I can resolve the problem veins using the latest minimally invasive treatment innovations, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). Please call The Kimmel Institute, located in Boca Raton, at 561-948-5560 to schedule your free vein screening. -Dr. Richard Kimmel