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My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My legs and feet: Usually not, if you sit in one position for too long, you are putting pressure on the nerves behind your knees and you will have the sensation of feet and legs falling asleep, once you move around, this usually goes away. Try to straighten your knees and moving your legs more when sitting in one position. If this happens with other positions, then it is time to visit a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why does my leg fall asleep while sitting?

Why does my leg fall asleep while sitting?

Position: the position you are sitting in either is putting pressure on the nerve or causing an occlusion of the vessels. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Legs fall asleep: Common phenomenon. Keep changing you position when traveling. Stretching legs or walking, whenever possible ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
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Why do my legs fall asleep so fast now?

Unusual: That is unusual unless it only occurs when you are sitting cross-legged on the floor. I would see your family doctor for exam and tests. ...Read more

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