Restless Leg Syndrome

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA -  - Cardiologist

Heart and Vein Center

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

Cardiologist & Vein Specialist located in Lathrup Village, MI

Only about 10% of Americans experience restless leg syndrome, but if you’re one of them, constant leg discomfort can be disruptive or even intolerable, especially at night. Dr. Rodolfo Farhy is a renowned cardiologist and vascular surgeon at the Heart and Vein Center in Lathrup Village, Michigan, who provides expert treatment for the annoying symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out how Dr. Farhy can help you sleep better and find relief from restless leg syndrome.

Restless Leg Syndrome

varicose veins

 

Overview:

  • Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs. This condition is most prevalent in women and more severe for those middle-aged and older. Symptoms often worsen at night and prevent sufferers from getting a good night’s sleep.

Causes:

  • Heredity plays a role in whether you develop restless leg syndrome. About half of all people with the condition also have a family member who has it. Chronic diseases including Parkinson’s, kidney failure, and diabetes, as well as certain medications and pregnancy can also trigger the symptoms of RLS. Additionally, some adults who drink alcohol or don’t get enough sleep find that these behaviors trigger RLS symptoms or make them worse.

Symptoms:

  • Symptoms of restless leg syndrome are often misdiagnosed and may be occasional or frequent, ranging from mild to severe. Often RLS symptoms occur when you are sitting or lying down, and symptoms may subside with movement or activity.
  • The most common symptoms of RLS include an irresistible urge to move legs, itching, throbbing, tingling, constant urge to rub legs, as well as difficulty sleeping.
  • If your RLS symptoms are severe enough to keep you from relaxing or sleeping well on a regular basis, the condition may significantly affect the quality of your life. Dr. Farhy successfully treats men and women with RLS without side effects or the use of medications.

WHAT WE OFFER

SERVICES

Sclerotherapy

The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away.

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Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal.

 

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Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.

 

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Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping blood as effectively as it should be.

 

 

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Varicose Veins

They’re abnormally enlarged and gnarled, often resembling ropes that twist up and down your leg. They typically develop in leg veins, because they must work against gravity to transport blood back to your heart. 

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Venous Ulcers

A venous ulcer, or stasis ulcer, is a skin ulcer that develops on your leg due to underlying problems in leg veins.

 

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Restless leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs.

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