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How do dialysis patients treat restless leg syndrome?

How do dialysis patients treat restless leg syndrome?

Treat restless legs: The treatment depends on the cause. More efficient dialysis, better phosphorus and PTH control, or medications like gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta can be used in different settings. These all carry some risks, so caution is the key when using medication. . Also, sometimes vitamins may be useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Any tips for patients with restless leg syndrome?

Any tips for patients with restless leg syndrome?

Medications: There are several meds that can be very effective in controlling restless legs. Discuss this issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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Best way to treat restless leg syndrome?

Best way to treat restless leg syndrome?

Medications: Requip (ropinirole) and Mirapex are fda approved for the treatment of rls. Non-prescription therapies include iron/vitamin c, vitamin b12, and folate (if indicated). Must evaluate for factors that can worsen RLS as well (e.g. Some medications and poor sleep habits). Consider evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What kinds of doctors treat restless leg syndrome?

What kinds of doctors treat restless leg syndrome?

Do a sleep study: Restless leg syndrome is often a sleepdisorder related phenomenon. If it occurs basically at night, do a sleep study. It is bery treatable. ...Read more

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How can one treat restless leg syndrome?

How can one treat restless leg syndrome?

Help: I refer quite a few people to www.Rls.Org and www.Rlshelp.Org. Behavioral treatments are first line, including avoiding medications know to worsen and ruling out medical issues that can cause. Then there are a number of medications that a doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

Relaxation: Relaxation exercises, moderate exercise, tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm baths and massage have all been recommended for helping with restless leg syndrome. Sometimes it may be caused by iron deficiency, therefore, correcting the deficiency may also help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

Depends on type: If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines. If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin. ...Read more

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Is there a way to naturally treat restless leg syndrome without medication, vitamins or herbs?

Is there a way to naturally treat restless leg syndrome without medication, vitamins or herbs?

In summary, Yes!: 1. Adhere to healthy sleep habits. 2. Avoid substances that worsen RLS (e.g. Alcohol, caffeine, some prescription medications) 3. Daily exercise. Please consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more

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How can you treat restless leg syndrome? Stretching dosent work

How can you treat restless leg syndrome? Stretching dosent work

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 (e.g.Zoloft). If tests reveal that iron levels are low iron supplementation may be prescribed. See sleep specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Are amphetamines like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) ever used to treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

Are amphetamines like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) ever used to treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

No: Treatment of restless legs are usually dopamine agonists SCH as requip (ropinirole) or mot apex or sedatives of the nervous system. Stimulants such as amphetamines should make the symptoms worse ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the ...Read more