Imagine your legs weighed down with five-pound bags of sand then walking around as if it was a normal day. That is exactly what people suffering from leg heaviness experience on a normal basis.
What Causes Leg Heaviness
Leg heaviness is a symptom of many conditions and disorders.
When veins, usually in the legs, become large, bulging, and bumpy, they are called varicose veins. These veins increase in size due to the pooling of blood in the leg veins as they lose elasticity and the valves become weak. Varicose veins occur in over 20% of adults in the United States alone, more frequently in women than men. They occur as we age, during pregnancy, during hormonal events, in obese people, hereditarily, people who sit or stand for long periods of time consistently.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
PAD is a cardiovascular disease occurring when fat deposits build in the walls of arteries. This build-up narrows the arteries causing poor circulation. PAD generally occurs in the legs but can occur anywhere in the body.
Restless Leg Syndrome and the conditions that cause it can also have symptoms of leg heaviness.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Weak veins in the legs may have a difficult time circulating blood back to the heart after it has made its trip down through the circulatory system. The one-way valves of the legs are designed to keep the blood from flowing back down to the legs from the pressure of gravity. These weak veins and valves are a result of CVI.
People with CVI suffer from tired, swollen, heavy legs as well as varicose and spider veins.
Risk factors of CVI include:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Lack of exercise
- Poor Nutrition
How Do I Get Relief from Leg Heaviness?
If you are suffering from leg heaviness, it may be a sign of some more serious conditions. It is always best to seek the advice of a trained medical doctor to make sure there isn’t a major medical issue involved. A normal, healthy life free of pain and discomfort can be achieved once the underlying conditions are defined.
Here are some things you can do at home to help relieve leg heaviness:
- Lose weight if necessary: Fatty deposits can build in the arteries causing a lack of blood flow.
- Stop Smoking: It’s no secret that smoking is awful for health. Smoking can definitely contribute to leg heaviness as well as a lot of other symptoms.
- Take time to rest from exercise: Taking a break between bouts of intense exercise can help the body recover from training.
- Elevate your legs: When blood pools in the legs, elevating them 6 to 12 inches above the heart level can help the blood circulate out of the legs.
- Wear compression stockings: Compression stockings promote blood flow by compressing areas of the body where blood tends to pool.
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