Leg heaviness can have you feeling lethargic and make it difficult to complete everyday tasks. While it is easy to assume this can be a muscular issue, here at Renew Vein Centers, our team is here to tell you the problem may revolve around your veins. If they do not function properly, your veins may be the reason your legs are feeling heavy. For more information on this occurrence, and what can be done for help, continue reading.
Much like with leg cramps, leg heaviness can typically be caused by the development of varicose veins or spider veins. When blood begins to pool in your legs due to vein insufficiency, it can lead to the feelings of fatigue you’re currently experiencing. Pregnant women are also at an increased risk of dealing with this condition. Pregnancy hormones are known to dilate veins and put excess pressure on the pelvis. As a result, more blood circulated through the body, putting the veins under more stress. This added stress increases the likelihood of developing heaviness in the legs.