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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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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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How can you cure restless leg syndrome?

How can you cure restless leg syndrome?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls) 1. Proper sleep hygiene 2. Remover the cause of RLS such as: a. Iron deficiency b. Vitamin B12 deficiency c. Neuropathy d. Chronic renal disease 3. Avoid caffeine 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...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 can I treat restless legs syndrome?

How can I treat restless legs syndrome?

RLS: Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can order testing to diagnose restless leg syndrome. Once diagnosed, medication can help to reduce the symptoms. You may find some other helpful information about RLS on line. ...Read more

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How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

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How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...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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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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What symptoms do people with restless leg syndrome have?

URGE: The mneumonic is urge: u is for urge to move legs, r is rest makes symptom worse, g is for getting up moving makes symptoms better and e is for evening predominance. These features suggest rls. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls) 1. Proper sleep hygiene 2. Remover the cause of RLS such as: a. Iron deficiency b. Vitamin B12 deficiency c. Neuropathy d. Chronic renal disease 3. Avoid caffeine 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Does anyone know how to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

RLS: There are a few meds to try to take for this condition-=-basically in the parkinson family that help with the tremor of parkinsons. Your pcp may have samples to try and see if this helps you. ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with restless leg syndrome?

How is someone diagnosed with restless leg syndrome?

RLS: It is a clinical diagnosis. It is a syndrome with symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves with movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has "uneasy" sensations or discomfort. Certain lab tests can aid in discerning secondary causes such as low serum ferritin. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?

Restless leg syndrom: Try oral iron supplement and magnesium supplement. Otherwise you will need prescription medications. ...Read more

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How do you treat lower leg arterial disease?

How do you treat lower leg arterial disease?

Peripheral artery Dz: read this for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-artery-disease/basics/definition/con-20028731

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How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

Avoid triggers: If you have rls, avoid triggers both medically and medications. Avoid stimulants (nicotine, caffeine, etc) and if you have medical condition that makes it worse - treat it (i.e. Iron deficiency, thyroid problems, vit b/folate deficiencies). ...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 I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

See a physician: First step is to determine whether you have rls. Here is a good website: http://www.Rls.Org/ there are very good treatments but generally include medications, or evaluating whether other conditions are causing them. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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How to cure restless leg syndrome? Why does your brain tell the legs to be restless anyway?

Tough one, but try..: Restless leg syndrome is one in which the legs are moving about in random ways during sleep, sometimes enough to awaken u (or usually the other in the bed). It is a type of neuromuscular disorder, perhaps starring in spinal column, or leg mm themselves. Causes: muscle fatigue, low potassium, low magnesium (diuretic), poor sleep state, unknown++. One rx may be a rx drug, clonazepam. C ur pcp. ...Read more

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Teenager with leg calve perthes disease, how do we get this treated?

Teenager with leg calve perthes disease, how do we get this treated?

Varies with age: Primary goals of treatment are to alleviate pain and to prevent lasting deformity of the femoral head. Treatment often depends on age and severity.Before 6 yrs rest, avoid strenuous exercise, use range of motion exercises,crutches, walker, or casts, abduction bracing.Sometimes operations for older patients including femoral and iliac osteotomies. ...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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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg ...Read more