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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more


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What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

Restless legs: There is an urge to move the legs in the evenings due to uncomfortable feeling. You feel better when you do. In kids it might have been called growing pains. Medical assessment is needed to look for possible causes such as iron deficiency. Treatment includes massage, baths, avoiding certain medications and sometimes treatment using medications . There is a restless legs foundation rls.Org. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless legs?

RLS: Massage of the legs, hot baths, mentally stimulating activity like words find puzzles in the evening, and gettins enough exercise to leg muscles during the day. There are also mutiple medications out there. Avoid stimulant (caffeine and tobacco). ...Read more

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How to deal with my sleep?

How to deal with my sleep?

I am sorry but there: Isn't enough to determine what your problem with sleep is. I will provide information on sleep hygiene basics. If you need more specific info then please clarify and re-ask. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read more

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

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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What can I do to address restless legs syndrome?

What can I do to address restless legs syndrome?

See physician: Restless legs syndrome can be associated with anemia, so it is important to get a blood count and ferritin level. The medications most frequently used are also used to treat parkinson's disease, and can help dramatically. The're well-tolerated with few side effects. Symptoms can be related to poor circulation. Daily or every other day walking and similar exercise, and support hose can help. ...Read more

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

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 I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

Medical therapy: I suggest a comprehensive medical examination and blood testing. Many excellent medications are available for RLS. PLease consult your treating physician. ...Read more

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How to deal with my depression?

How to deal with my depression?

You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. ...Read more

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How can you treat neuropathy in legs and feet?

How can you treat neuropathy in legs and feet?

Many: Everything from steroids, narcotics, anti-inflammatories, & nerve stabilizers to anti-depressants, & marijuana (which works esp. well as a topical ointment) for pain.I recommend Vit D cream or Prologel, topically, along w/ Vit B12, orally.The definitive treatment for many of my pts is neuroprolotherapy (which is new & thus controversial) to calm nerves & decrease neuropathic pain/numbness, etc ...Read more

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How to deal with exhaustion?

How to deal with exhaustion?

Rest is good: Adequate sleep, avoidance of stimulants, and alcohol, proper nutirition, hydration, exercise... And of course adequate sleep. Naps of less than 1/2 hour probably wont help - uninterupted sleep for at least 6-7 preferrably 8 hours a night helps. If one has lost a lot of sleep it can take a week or so to get back to normal. ...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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What causes hallucinations in elderly and how to deal with it?

Dr. Shin Beh Dr. Beh
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What causes hallucinations in elderly and how to deal with it?

Many causes: There are many causes in the elderly. The most important and potentially-treatable are medication related. Some causes of dementia may also result in hallucinations. See your neurologist to get a thorough evaluation to identify the precise cause. ...Read more

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How best to deal with swollen ankles?

How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Depends on cause: Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and the treatment will depend on the cause. ...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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How to deal with teenage hip and feet pain?

How to deal with teenage hip and feet pain?

Growing pains: Usually it is from tight muscles/tendons and stretching and yoga are good. Formal physical therapy can help also. If that does not work, then see a specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat restless legs syndrome?

What's the best way to treat restless legs syndrome?

RLS: Before treating the symptoms of rls, it is important to make sure of the diagnosis. Low iron levels, among other factors can result in similar symptoms. Your physician can easily do blood work to rule out these causes. If it is rls, Dopamine agonists appear to be the most commonly effective class of medications (requip (ropinirole) et al.). ...Read more

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Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol addiction: This is now recognized as a common addiction and many people in drug rehab are there for tramadol. This physical symptom when you are detoxing from it is very common also. Your doctor may want to put you on something for the acute withdrawal restless leg or other extremity symptoms. I think this can last for one to two weeks. ...Read more

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How to deal with water retention in feet, ankles, and lower legs?

How to deal with water retention in feet, ankles, and lower legs?

Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given a diuretic by your doctor - take it on schedule! You can try to wear support hose and elevate your fee when out of bed. If this does not relieve your issue see your doctor. Do not ignore this. ...Read more

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Very sedentary with depression. Now weak legs. How best to strengthen the legs please. Will I get heart failure from lack of exercise?

Very sedentary with depression. Now weak legs.  How best to strengthen the legs please.  Will I get heart failure from lack of exercise?

Sedentary: You need to get up and get moving. Start walking daily even if its in 5min increments and boost to a total of 1hour steady walking daily....minimum. If you stay sedentary there are certainly health issues from that and there are many pluses to the exercise. Less depression is one of the big benefits of exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

A condition causing an uncontrollable urge ...Read more