- Written by Jeffry Tupa
20 May 2015
Northeast Houston Vein Center
As if mood swings, cramps and child labor weren’t enough to endure, there is also another symptom found in a significant number of women; leg pain.
Leg pain, a symptom of venous reflux disease, is underdiagnosed and often over looked. Many women experience the tiredness, achiness, restless legs, cramps and itchiness related to leg pain, but are unaware as to WHY they have these problems. Some are under the impression that this type of pain is inevitable because of the aging process, without realizing there are treatment options available.
Venous disease, including deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins, affects a vast majority of women, particularly in the 40-49 year old category. Because of the risk factors listed below, especially hormonal factors, birth control therapy, hormone replacement therapy and pregnancy, women are at risk for developing these venous disorders.
Are you suffering from Venous Reflux Disease?
Risk factors that are particularly unique to women include:
Sedentary life style
Many women also have standing or sitting professions, such as teachers, nurses, hairdressers, or receptionists, etc. Because of the long periods of inactivity during the work day, the blood will start to pool in the legs and cause pain or aches.
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
Symptoms of Vascular Disease and Leg Pain
The inability to walk longer distances.
Cramping after walking or exercising.
Tiredness and Achiness at work due to little movement.
Restless legs while trying to sleep at night.
Itching and burning throughout the day.
Swelling after being on your feet all day.
Skin problems such as skin discoloration or ulceration.
There is a treatment option for you!
Dr. Madaiah Revana and the expert staff at Northeast Houston Vein Center have treated thousands of patients during the past few years, producing highly successful results. Using his endovenous thermal ablation treatment, radiofrequency is used to close abnormally enlarged veins in the legs (varicose veins), immediately diverting the blood flow to nearby healthy veins. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and is minimally invasive. Before performing the procedure, Dr. Revana evaluates the patient as a whole (not just the veins); ruling out any other problems that could be producing the pain. Besides cardiology, Revana specializes in both arterial and venous disease, and leg problems can be due to either one, or both combined. To find out more about the procedure or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (281)-446-4638 and visit our website at www.nehoustonveincenter.com!