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How do you know if you have restless leg syndrom?

How do you know if you have restless leg syndrom?

RLS: Rls is a disorder caused by low dopamine, in order to say that someone has rls, you should have the followings: 1- unpleasant leg sensation, 2- motor restlessness, urge to move legs, 3- symptom is more at rest, 4- it is worse in the evening or at night. Rls can be the cause of sleep onset insomnia. ...Read more

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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

A condition causing an uncontrollable urge ...Read more


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How can you tell if you have restless leg syndrome?

How can you tell if you have restless leg syndrome?

Symptoms: Restless leg syndrome is a condition in which abnormal sensation in the legs (or occasionally in the arms) which is associated with an urge to move. Symptoms usually occur at rest and interfere with sleep. If you suspect that you may have RLS you should see your physician so that tests can done to rule out other possible conditions. Symptoms of RLS can be controlled with medication. ...Read more

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How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

See below: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have restless leg syndrome?

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How do I know if I have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: U get sensations in lower legs between the knees & ankles. There is discomfort unless u move your legs, mostly at night when lay down or in daytime when sit down , like creepy crawlers feelings, may last for @ an hour, & u feel the urge to move or walk. Symptoms worsen during stress & relieved by moving about. Can interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have irregular bow syndrome?

How do you know if you have irregular bow syndrome?

Do you mean IBS?: Neither wikipedia nor pubmed have heard of "irregular bow syndrome?" could you possibly mean "irritable bowel syndrome?" if so, please refer to the many excellent healthtap answers on the subject. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

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How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have restless legs syndrome?

How do I know if I have restless legs syndrome?

See below: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have broken heart syndrome?

How do you know if you have broken heart syndrome?

ANXIETY BHS: Actually streesfull anxiety which relases harmful stress hormones, so anxiety and stress of death of a loved one or breakup or long term stress i the cause and not affect of bhs.If you suspect you have this syndrome see a cardiologist and he/she can do an exam, ekg, and echocardiogram to make a diagnose. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have mazabraud syndrome?

How do you know if you have mazabraud syndrome?

Rare muscle tumors: Mazabraud's syndrome is a very rare syndrome of benign tumors in the muscle (muscular myxomas) in people with fibrous dysplasia. The tumors can be multiple, usually affect muscles in the lower extremities, and can recur. The syndrome affects mostly women. The tumors can recur, but each tumor is usually cured with surgical removal. The risk of the tumors becoming malignant (cancerous) is low. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have burning mouth syndrome?

How do you know if you have burning mouth syndrome?

Rule out all else: Burning mouth syndrome is a "diagnosis of exclusion" which means that many things that cause similar symptoms must be rule out. This requires seeing a doctor who specializes in oral disease (often a specialized dentist or specialized dermatologist). Have it checked out. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have compartment syndrome ?

How do you know if you have compartment syndrome ?

Pain: Compartment syndrome produces extreme dibiltating pain in the leg associated with swelling. If it progresses it will cause loss of blood supply and possible permanent nerve injury. It is always an emergency situation and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have s severe pinched nerve?

How do you know if you have s severe pinched nerve?

It depends on area: It depends on the the location of the pinched nerve. If it's in the neck you will have pain traveling down your arm. It may also be accompanied by numbness and/or weakness in the arm as well. If it is in the middle back these symptoms may wrap around your ribcage and if in the lower back they may radiate down your leg. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have compartment syndrome?

How would you know if you have compartment syndrome?

From shin splint....: To more serious. Most exercise related shin splints can be managed with rest, your doc, as an outpatient. Traumatic or revascularization compartments require more urgent interventions and carry risk for limb loss. The pressure in the compartment, and the clinical findings of nerve dysfunction, ischemia also help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have the chronic fatigue syndrome?

How do you know if you have the chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?

How do you know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?

Maybe not IBS: The key to your answer: what symptoms, duration of distress, & recent evaluation. If you are awakening from sleep due to pain, your symptoms don't come & go (are unchanging & ever present or are actually worsening), there's bleeding/fever then it is unlikely you have irritable bowel syndrome. In such a case, further evaluation is warranted rather than you just taking symptom-based medicine. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have munchausen's syndrome?

Whoa: You know whether or not you have Munchausen's syndrome. If you do, then you have pretended to be ill, perhaps injuring yourself, to enjoy the warmth and care that a hospital patient receives. It's a poor long-term life strategy. If someone has told you that you "might" have it, then they suspect you're feigning illness. Only you know whether that's true. If it's not, forgive the suspicion. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have got myoclonus?

How do you know if you have got myoclonus?

Jerking: Myoclonus refers to unpredictable and uncontrollable jerking of muscles. Any muscle or muscle group can be involved. ...Read more

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What to do if I have munchausen syndrome?

Get help now.: Munchausen syndrome can be very destructive. If you believe you have it or you have been diagnosed , therapy is essential. I have, over the course of 30 + years, seen a handful of people with this disorder - but have never seen anyone ask for help in getting it treated. It will require commitment if you desire to make healthy changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have compartment syndrome?

How to know if I have compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: The only reliable test is a Stryker device inserted into the compartment to measure intercompartmental pressure. The symptoms usually include pain, pallor, pulselessness, paraesthesias and paresis/paralysis and may need surgical decompression via fasciotomy. Done to preserve function by re-establishing blood flow and preventing muscle/nerve destruction. Obviously a potentially serious state. ...Read more