Poor circulation is generally the leading cause of heavy legs. Circulation issues are commonly found in the lower extremities. This is because of gravity. Your body must work against gravity to circulate blood back to your heart. If you have poor circulation, your blood may start to pool and gather in your legs, causing them to feel heavy.
Varicose veins are large, bumpy veins that appear near the surface of your skin. Enlarged veins lose elasticity and valve strength, which means that your blood won’t circulate as it should. This occurrence can cause your legs to feel tired and heavy. Varicose veins typically appear with age, pregnancy, obesity, or if they are common in your family.
That uncomfortable feeling in your legs could be causing your heavy leg symptoms. Restless leg syndrome can be triggered by many risks such as smoking and drinking, or if you take brain chemical-altering medications.
If your heavy legs are hindering your daily activities, it’s best to get your veins checked. Gilvydis Vein Clinic has performed over 24,000 successful vein treatments that have given patients a new outlook on life.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment designed to treat varicose and spider veins. This outpatient treatment involves a solution called sclerosant which is injected into an unhealthy vein. The solution then closes off the vein, shrinks it, and encourages blood to reroute into healthy veins.
Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Like Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses a laser catheter to close off and shrink varicose veins. The blood is then redirected into healthy veins without the need for invasive treatment.