In previous articles, we have explored the many undesirable symptoms of swollen varicose veins and how they impact your day-to-day life. Symptoms of varicose veins include swelling and cramping, bulging veins, discolouration, soreness, heaviness and even rashes in some cases.
One effect that you may be suffering from and could be linked to swollen varicose veins is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). RLS is very common and is most likely to be noticed as you lie in bed drifting off. It can be described as an uncomfortable throbbing or sensations in the legs that give you the urge to move your legs. For some, these urges can be uncontrollable, especially when you have been stationary for long periods of time.
How is RLS linked to Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are caused by insufficient circulation, which creates pressure in the lower part of the body. As the blood and fluid pools in the veins, they expand and pressure builds. This build-up is what causes the protrusion of veins beyond the skin surface. While sleeping helps to relieve ailments and takes some pressure off your feet, the pressure in the veins is still very much present.
While we sleep, we are inactive and this can further increase the pooling and pressure in the veins. Eventually, when the soreness increases, we naturally move to find more comfort. Even if the soreness and swelling of your veins do not fully wake you, the constant tossing and turning can deny you the deep sleep required to fully recharge.
Previous articles have examined exercise and tips on how to reduce the swelling and pressure on your legs and varicose veins. Of course, we also offer our best-selling Nature’s Miracle Soothing Leg & Varicose Vein Cream to help ease the swelling whenever you may need, whether it is while you sleep or during the day.
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