Heavy Feeling in Legs

Many people that have superficial venous disease suffer from leg heaviness/fatigue. This heaviness in the legs is often worse at night or after prolonged standing. When the leg veins are not working correcting, oxygen poor blood can pool within the legs and tissues leading to fluid accumulation. This accumulation of fluid can lead to a general ‘heavy’ feeling of the legs as well as swelling and pain. It is important to note that these symptoms may be present without the presence of large varicose veins, making it important to have an evaluation if any of these symptoms are present.

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