restless leg syndrome

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What is restless leg syndrome?

Leg movement

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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...
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

Do I have restless legs syndrome?

Great question

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I would strongly suggest you get a thorough medical evaluation. You have major concerns and need good answers. Do not expect anonymous "experts" on web sites to give you a good answer.
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Dr. Jimmy C. Lin answered:

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Exercise,hot soakleg

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resless leg syndrome (RLS) is considered a sleep disorder. Need to check out iron deficiency,peripheral neuropathies,renal function, and certain medications. If all negative, can try exercise and hot soak to both feet (10 minutes) before bed.Or Rx medication for RLS are mirapex & requip. Others like Klonopin and Neurontin help also.
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Dr. Golder Wilson answered:

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

No

Underlying renal disease that often causes restless leg syndrome may be genetic
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What causes Restless Leg Syndrome?

A few things

To say the least, there are quite a few things that cause RLS. First can be genetics especially if symptoms begin earlier than age 45. Other things Iron deficiency, thyroid issues, B12/folate deficiencies. Also a lot of medications can cause. This is not to mention a number of other medical problems including diabetes, chronic pain issue and absorption problems that go with it.
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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Vein Treatment Poss.

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Currently most RLS patients are being treated with various medications. However, recent studies have shown that venous insufficiency should be ruled out in all RLS patients before initiation or continuation of drug therapy. This is done through ultrasound imaging. If unhealthy veins are found, varicose vein therapy should be administered such as an Endovenous Laser Ablation or Sclerotherapy.
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Dr. Hanul Bhandari answered:

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS

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If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling," uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then 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 sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis.
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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

RLS

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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 caffiene 4. RLS Medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine However, RLS expert need to be consulted first
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Dr. Nicole Craven answered:

What can stop restless leg syndrome?

Vitamin and Minerals

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Often restless leg syndrome is due to various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I recommend trying a good MVI with minerals including magnesium and zinc. Also eat a good source of Calcium but not with the MVI. And most importantly, Vit D is essential.
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How common is restless leg syndrome?

B/n 3.9-5.5%

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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
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