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Doctor insights on: Are There Exercises That Can Help With Rls

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Are there exercises that can help with rls?

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 more

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Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

See below: Treatment of restless legs syndrome (rls) focuses on medications and treating the underlying medical issue, if present. But, if you can, gentle stretching exercises involving the feet and calves may help. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic things that can help with RLS (restless leg sydrome) and compressed neurapathy?

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

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What causes RLS ?

What causes RLS ?

RLS cause unknown: We do not know the cause of most cases of restless legs syndrome. However, low iron stores can cause it. So can neuropathies (nerve problems), kidney disease, spinal cord injuries. In most cases there is no known cause. ...Read more

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How can you ease rls?

How can you ease rls?

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 more

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What can I do to ease rls?

What can I do to ease rls?

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 more

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Does add contribute to rls?

Does add contribute to rls?

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

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Can my RLS ever get better?

Can my RLS ever get better?

Depends: Rls can be a debilitating disorder. Several classes of medications are usually tried at higher doses. You should consult a sleep specialist trained in treating restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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What to do about RLS syndrome?

What to do about RLS syndrome?

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

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I suspect that my child may have rls

I suspect that my child may have rls

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 more

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With us. Is it possible he could have RLS at 39?

With us. Is it possible he could have RLS at 39?

Yes: Rls can be diagnosed even as a child. Most commonly, RLS at an early age runs in families. Medications and other medical conditions can trigger RLS as well. ...Read more

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Is there a specialized test that may confirm rls?

Is there a specialized test that may confirm rls?

Clinical diagnosis: Rls is a clinical diagnosis and no special tests are needed per se. There are some genetic tests if you're concerned about family line or not sure but these are usually not needed. ...Read more

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What kinds of natural ways can I relieve my RLS symptoms?

What kinds of natural ways can I relieve my RLS symptoms?

RLS and Iron: Rls type symptoms can be caused by iron deficiency, have your doctor check your serum iron levels, if you have iron deficiency, you can take vitamins and iron pills. This has helped a lot of people with these type of symptoms. ...Read more

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Do people with RLS experience a typical pattern of symptoms?

Do people with RLS experience a typical pattern of symptoms?

Typical pattern: Rls symptoms are an urge to move or discomfort in the legs at night. Movement improves symptoms and inactivity makes them worse. Generally stays the same or worsen with age. ...Read more

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Rls like symptoms what can it be? Only occurs in the morning.

RLS: Clould be primary (by itself, mostly familiar pattern) or secondary to iron deficiency, pregnancy, renal insufficiency (on dyalisis patient), obesity, diabetixs. Not fully understood why it happens. ...Read more