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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

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What is Restless Legs Syndrome? Definition
What is Restless Legs Syndrome? The Definition of Restless Legs Syndrome: Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Wittmaack-Ekbom's syndrome, is a condition where legs feel uncomfortable and may have a crawling sensation after going to bed. The sensation results in an irresistible urge to move or jerk the leg.

Alternative Names for Restless Legs Syndrome?
Other names or references to Restless Legs Syndrome include:

  • Wittmaack-Ekbom's Syndrome
  • Nocturnal myoclonus
  • RLS
  • Akathisia

Restless Legs Syndrome Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome? What are the effects? The symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome include the following:

  • Uncomfortable sensations in the legs
  • Irresistible urge to move about
  • Need to move about
  • Tossing and turning in bed

Restless Legs Syndrome Causes
What are the causes of Restless Legs Syndrome? The causes of Restless Legs Syndrome are unknown but the number of instances increase in the following situations:

  • Often apparent in middle aged and older people
  • Long periods of inactivity - long journeys etc.
  • Some medications can cause problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney disease
  • Iron deficiency
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco
  • Depression

Approximately 80% of people with Restless leg syndrome also suffer from Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD).

Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Restless Legs Syndrome? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Blood Tests
  • Treatment of restless leg syndrome is directed toward any underlying illness
  • Warm baths
  • Light stretching exercises
  • Massage
  • Pramipexole
  • Ropinirole

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Restless Legs Syndrome is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems.

It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Restless Legs Syndrome or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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