Baton Rouge, LA (NBC33/Fox44)
In last week’s Heartbeat Report, we focused on Peripheral Artery Disease.
While symptoms of PAD, can include pain, numbness, or heaviness in the legs, those same symptoms can also be a sign of Venous Disease. So how do you know if there’s something wrong and if there is, whether it’s one or the other?
With Venous Disease, experts say, there are often other telltale symptoms, like spider veins, or varicose veins. And doctors with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South say the timing of your leg discomfort can be a big clue.
“Leg pains that are associated with venous disease tend to happen more at the end of the day,” according to Dr. Amit Patel. “If you’ve been on your feet all day long, especially in the night time, you know, when you’re sitting down watching tv, that’s when the legs get heavy and numb and start hurting.”
For more information on Venous Disease and PAD, visit the CIS website. Simply click on the “conditions” tab when you get there.