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Are There Exercises That Can Help With Rls
Not really: Tiring yourself out may not help the feeling of rls. In fact, fatigue can actually aggravate it. Stretching the legs, massage, warm baths can be helpful. Most people will have temporary relief by walking. If the RLS delays your sleep enough to cause sleep deprivation or if it is ruining your ability to relax, consider talking to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rls after running or doing squats can't exercise anymore.The crawling feeling all over my legs. Might it be a symptom of a medical problem?
What are some homeopathic things that can help with RLS (restless leg sydrome) and compressed neurapathy?
"Homeopathic" things: By "homeopathic, " some people mean nutritional things -- even though that's not homeopathy. In some cases, nutritional deficiencies in iron, magnesium, folate, (folic acid) and b vitamins may worsen symptoms. If this is you, replenishment may help. Actual homeopathic treatment is very comprehensive, & for your complaint requires a complete assessment to prescribe the 1 remedy effective for you & your symptoms. ...Read more
RLS: Rls, or restless legs syndrome is a rather common condition -- start with a visit to the doctor for exam and labwork (ferritin, etc.) there are a host of medications that may help, and rumor has it, that placing a bar of soap between the sheets in your bed can also help your symptoms (odd, but true!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't forget veins: Besides the things that dr. Nguyen mentioned, RLS is also associated with varicose veins and venous insufficiency. This is an often overlooked cause of RLS symptoms. If you have RLS and you have varicose veins, you would do well to see a phelbologist (vein specialist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correlate: Adhd does not necessarily contribute to rls, but they have been found to correlate with each other; so someone with adhd may be more likely to have rls. What complicated this more is the fact that the medications for adhd, such as ritalin, (methylphenidate) can contribute to RLS symptoms increasing. If you are taking a stimulant during the day, may want to take it earlier in day to help avoid increased rls. ...Read more
Restless legs: syndrome and PLMD are treated with dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in RLS) or pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants. If tests reveal that iron levels are low iron supplementation may be prescribed. ...Read more
Rule out underlying: If you think your child has RLS (actually more common than you think), you probably have - this is genetic in many cases. Ask child to describe and of note, symptoms will only be in evening at rest as opposed to some "other diagnoses" like growing pains or musculoskeletal issues. See physician to rule out underlying medical issues or medications that are causing and then try the behavioral treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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