Restless legs syndrome affects about 15% of Americans today. This debilitating condition does not only result in uncontrollable leg movements- studies prove that years of restless legs syndrome (RLS) might affect your heart too. At Vein & Cardiovascular Center, Ashish Pal, MD, FACC, in Sebring, Davenport, and Orlando, Florida, is a widely known professional ready to treat the veins causing your RLS. You will find effective minimally invasive RLS treatments such as VenaSeal medical adhesive and Venefit radiofrequency ablation. To consult with a Sebring restless legs syndrome specialist, call the Vein & Cardiovascular Center’s office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.
What Is Restless Legs Syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome means that you experience uncomfortable sensations in your legs, along with an overwhelming desire to move them. Usually, RLS symptoms strike late during the day or at night, usually while lying down or seated.
More than 80% of restless legs syndrome victims also claim to suffer a condition known as periodic limb movement of sleep (PLMS). If you suffer from this condition, your legs make involuntary jerking movements as many as several times per minute.
What Are The Risks Of Restless Legs Syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome mostly makes it hard to fall asleep and might result in disruptive sleeping patterns. Most RLS patients do not receive enough sleep, so they find it challenging to feel well-rested.
Having RLS also increases the risk of experiencing heart disease or stroke. Recent studies show that RLS sufferers may suffer a heightened risk of cardiovascular fatalities as well. Therefore, it’s highly essential to address your RLS symptoms while also reducing your cardiovascular disease risk.
What Results In Restless Legs Syndrome?
Over 70% of restless legs syndrome is caused by chronic venous insufficiency, which means your leg vein valves fail to function appropriately. Other possible causes include neuropathy, iron deficiency, and genetics. Because many RLS cases directly relate to vein function, it’s essential to receive treatment from a reliable vein specialist like Dr. Pal if you need help.
What Are The Available Treatment Options For Restless Legs Syndrome?
Dr. Pal customizes your restless legs syndrome treatment following an extensive evaluation of your symptoms and conducting an exam. Two of the most effective treatments for RLS offered at Vein & Cardiovascular Center include:
VenaSeal treats your chronic venous insufficiency by addressing the root cause of your RLS symptoms. During this treatment, Dr. Pal utilizes surgical grade medical adhesive to seal affected veins, triggering their shrinkage.
· Venefit Endovenous Therapy
During Venefit endovenous therapy, Dr. Pal uses a special catheter in your affected vein to offer measured radiofrequency energy (ablation). Ablation causes the collagen fibers in your vein walls to accumulate and shorten, resulting in vein shrinkage. Dr. Pal gradually withdraws the catheter, sealing the vein shut as it moves.
Following your Venefit therapy or VeneSeal, your blood redirects into other healthy veins, relieving the blood accumulation, varicose veins, and other RLS symptoms.
That said, under the leadership of Ashish Pal, MD, at Vein & Cardiovascular Center, patients access personalized care from a top-level cardiologist with more than 20 years of experience. To find out more about the treatment options for restless legs syndrome, call the nearest office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.