Too often neglected, the symptom of "heavy legs" affects more than fifteen million people in France. If the vast majority of patients are women, men too can complain. In fact this symptom is related to a problem of venous insufficiency.
Unfortunately, we do not choose our veins, we are born with those that our parents leave us. If they suffer from venous insufficiency, there is a good chance of inheriting it. But there are a lot of other factors favoring the appearance of heavy legs. Starting with our lifestyle more or less sedentary, professional life, age, overweight. The number of pregnancies is also an important element.
The discomforts associated with heavy legs appear more often in the evening. People complain of a feeling of heaviness in the lower limbs. This can be accompanied by tingling. As the blood stagnates in the lower legs, edema can sometimes occur in the calf area, which can be spotted at the mark of the sock that remains on the ankle. The manifestations can be very diverse depending on the patients, and more or less important.
Faced with this problem, do not hesitate to go see a doctor, the vein specialist is an angiologist, or a phlebologist, advice of course for patients who too often hesitate to consult for a problem that they consider minor .