Fatigue or weakness in legs is one of the typical symptoms of superficial venous insufficiency that develops for several reasons.
One of them is the fact that swelling represents the accumulation of water in between the cells of soft tissues. This water increases the weight of the entire extremity, making it heavier. The heavier the leg, the faster we develop the vein disease symptoms of fatigue. Additionally, due to the reversal of blood flow through incompetent veins, the tissues of the affected leg receive “used” venous blood, which is deprived of oxygen and is saturated with end-products of metabolism, such as lactic acid and others. In the absence of normal nutrition, our leg muscles become tired quicker, and so we feel our legs getting tired out of proportion with the rest of the body.
New York Vein Treatment Center focuses on treating weakness and fatigue as well as other symptoms and complications of venous disorders. We helped thousands of patients in the New York area. Contact us to schedule your consultation. Learn more about Dr. Khitin.
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