Did you just yawn five times in a row? Tired much? There are a million reasons why you could be extra tired. Lack of a good night’s sleep, stress, vitamin deficiencies, and lack of exercise are just a few reasons why you may be extra sluggish. However, if you’ve been sleeping well, eating right, stressing less and trying to be active, you might be questioning, “Why am I still tired?” One less-common reason for fatigue, which could be your problem, is varicose veins.
Last year, Forbes magazine released an article that linked venous disease to fatigue. In America, it is estimated that 40 percent of adults have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). CVI is a condition in which the valves in the leg veins are not functioning properly. Blood pools in the legs, because the veins are unable to move the blood back up to the heart efficiently.
With this condition, people can experience varicose veins, restless legs, bulging veins, leg cramps, swelling, and heaviness in the legs.
People with CVI often have restless nights due to these painful and uncomfortable symptoms; their leg issues are keeping them awake at night. Even during the day, these symptoms can be exhausting to manage.
If a person is experiencing CVI symptoms that are affecting their ability to function properly, it’s time to seriously consider getting a venous procedure. With a vein procedure or surgery, the diseased veins are removed or treated, so the person no longer feels painful symptoms and is not at risk for the condition to worsen into something even more serious like an ulcer or pulmonary embolism.
Venous procedures or surgeries will not only remove pain, but they will eliminate inflammation and swelling, improve physical appearance of the skin, and improve circulation.
If you’re having issues with your legs and are also excessively tired, you most likely have a venous issue. Dr. Peter Mikhail is a vein specialist who can examine you and listen to your symptoms to determine what you’re experiencing. Dr. Peter Mikhail offers five different vein treatment options to his patients: endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, VenaSeal, and ClosureFast.
Dr. Mikhail is based in New Port Richey, Florida, and treats patients in the Clearwater and Tampa area. To book an appointment, click here or call 727-312-4844.