Do you ever get achy, restless feelings in your feet and legs that get worse when you lay down? The answer might be that you suffer from venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is the malfunction or failure of the venous walls that causes abnormal blood flow. Venous insufficiency can also occur when the venous valves in systemic circulation are damaged or malfunction. This type of insufficiency is referred to as “idiopathic,” which means it can occur suddenly or have an unknown cause. Here’s more information regarding damaged veins, its symptoms, and causes.
Diabetes rates are on the rise, and aside from the initial effects of the condition, those with the disease need to be concerned about lesser-known complications that develop over time. High blood sugar levels begin to have an impact on the vessels of the circulatory system, which lead to issues like venous insufficiency, and ultimately problems like amputations. What is the relationship between diabetes and circulation, and how do complications like amputation arise?
For millions of Americans, nightfall brings on the anxiety of another night’s sleep lost to restlessness, and it’s not just a racing mind keeping them awake. RLS, or Restless Leg Syndrome, is just that, a neurological disorder that creates the irresistible urge to move the legs (and sometimes the arms) to relieve uncomfortable sensations like itching, pins and needles, or a crawling sort of sensation in the extremities. While there is no exact cause or specific cure, researchers are seeing undeniable correlations between RLS and CVI, or Chronic Venous Insufficiency. How might these two conditions be connected and what treatments could prove effective for both?