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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

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Dr. Golder Wilson answered

Specializes in Clinical Genetics

Underlying renal disease that often causes restless leg syndrome may be genetic.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Mark Schwartz answered

Specializes in Surgery - Vascular

It can be. First the diagnosis must be accurately established by a physician. Non-invasive venous and arterial testing may be warranted.Then the important thing to remember is that all possible underlying causes, such as venous insufficiency and various vitamin, mineral and iron deficiencies, must be ruled out. Then focus on a daily exercise program and avoid alcohol and smoking, if applicable.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism.

Answered Jan 19, 2017

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