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Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Association: Restless leg syndrome(rls), legs have persistent&uncomfortable feeling like they must keep moving, is associated with falling asleep.At high altitude, indivs can experience feelings of restless legs, which might be related to the drop in oxygen pressure at high alt.Rls has been assoc with low iron levels, so its presence as a result of low oxygen p makes sense.Rls at hi alt not nec alt sickness. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read more

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Is foot cramping a symptom of parkinsons?

Is foot cramping a symptom of parkinsons?

FOOT CRAMPING: Foot cramping may be a result of parkinsons disease symptoms affecting the lower extremities (and shufflinggait)and it may be a condition which is co-morbid in the indivdual suffering with the parkinsons. ...Read more

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How common is restless leg syndrome?

How common is restless leg syndrome?

B/n 3.9-5.5%: Here is a link on a study done on rls: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12127170 rls is more common in women than men (hence the range). The stanford study found that alcohol and/or smoking use, as with night-shift working, increases risk of rls. They also said that with increased age RLS risk increases, and that sleep apnea and coffee consumption also contributed. They said more data was needed. ...Read more

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Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Not sure: I can't tell which but it can be due to low iron levels and it not this it responsed to Dopamine agonists like Requip (ropinirole) or sinemet implying a nervous system problem. Some people do better with anticonvulsant meds like Neurontin or Klonopin which may have some muscle relaxant effects. So it may have multiple causes. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome considered a serious condition?

Is restless leg syndrome considered a serious condition?

Not life threatening: Considerable evidence suggests that RLS is related to dysfunction in the brain’s basal ganglia circuits that use the neurotransmitter dopamine. Individuals with parkinson’s disease, another disorder of the basal ganglia’s Dopamine pathways, often have rls. Other diagnoses assoc. With RLS include: certain meds, pregnancy, kidney failure, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome the same condition as intermittent claudication?

Is restless leg syndrome the same condition as intermittent claudication?

No: Restless leg is an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, usually at rest; no exact cause is known although certain conditions are associated or increase risk. Intermittent claudication is discomfort or pain usually brought on by activity and relieved by rest; most commonly due to poor arterial blood flow (peripheral vascular disease). ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Physical: The cause of restless leg syndrome is not completely understood, but we do know that iron and Dopamine can be involved. Psychological issues like anxiety can aggravate it. ...Read more

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Is restless legs a symptom of fatal familia insomnia and sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is restless legs a symptom of fatal familia insomnia and sporadic fatal insomnia?

Not likely: Rls syndrome is unusual feeling of needing to move legs when trying to sleep. Reversible causes could be anemia or low red blood cells. Can be idiopathic (reasons uncertain) and falls in movement disorders and some parkinson drugs help. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a side effect of zoloft (sertraline)?

Is restless leg syndrome a side effect of zoloft (sertraline)?

Occasionally yes: Genetics, alcohol and caffeine, changes in exercise patterns, certain meds, iron deficiency, kidney problems, nerve damage can all cause or worsen restless legs syndrome. Zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes. It looks like you're on Mellaril which can worsen RLS too. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome, and is it common in elderly?

A nerve disorder-yes: It is a very difficult to treat disorder which causes large muscle groups to twitch spontaneously ... Usually the legs, usually at night. The difficulty is that the most effective medications are apt to cause tolerance to develop ... They are very helpful at first, but eventually the twitching returns with a vengeance. It is more common with increasing age, but it can affect even young people. ...Read more

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Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Movement Disorder: Evidence shows that the disorder is related to problems with the dopaminergic circuits in the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia is intimately involved in the motor system and hence called the extrapyramidal system. ...Read more

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Is myclonus jerks a commom symptom of fibromyalgia?

Is myclonus jerks a commom symptom of fibromyalgia?

No: Fibromyalgia causes pain but does not affect the nerves that go to muscles. However, if you are taking a morphine like pain reliever for treatment of the fibromyalgia, this can cause myoclonic jerks. If this is the cause, it will go away if you decrease the dose of the pain medication. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Several.: Usually involuntary movement, ocaasional "jerky, " witt in bed.H/or accompained by unpleasant feeling and cramps in the legs, particularly while recumbent at night. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium are non-medicinal aids. Iron deficiency must be excluded, as well. See someone in neurology or rheumatology if your pcp faily to help. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome? What are some symtons of restless legs syndrome and what cause it?

What is restless leg syndrome? What are some symtons of restless legs syndrome and what cause it?

Find Out Cause First: Rule out underlying causes that may can be treated such as mineral deficiencies, venous insufficiency or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medication for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking & drinking. Take a multi-vitamin with iron and save medication as last resort. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Association: Restless leg syndrome(rls), legs have persistent&uncomfortable feeling like they must keep moving, is associated with falling asleep.At high altitude, indivs can experience feelings of restless legs, which might be related to the drop in oxygen pressure at high alt.Rls has been assoc with low iron levels, so its presence as a result of low oxygen p makes sense.Rls at hi alt not nec alt sickness. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Schwartz
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Restlessness (Definition)

This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. ...Read more


Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

A condition causing an uncontrollable urge ...Read more