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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs Syndrome (Overview)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs to stop unpleasant sensations.


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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

RLS: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
231 doctors shared insights

Restless Legs Syndrome (Overview)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs to stop unpleasant sensations.


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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: 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. ...Read more

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Restless legs syndrome (Tip)

Ask what may help to stay calm and get deep sleep as soon as you get to bed without leg discomfort. ...See more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Restless legs syndrome (Tip)

Ask your doctor what to do when your legs feel like they're constantly moving at night. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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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 to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

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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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
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Restless legs syndrome (Tip)

Try a variety of meds, as not all meds work well with everyone. Also, stretch before bed. ...See more

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Listen, listen, listen
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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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 help is there for restless leg syndrome?

Look online: There is the RLS network online that has good resources. Also one of my favorite sites regaring RLS is www.Rlshelp.Org. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
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Restless legs syndrome (Tip)

Rls is a sleep disorder, and thus, tell your doctor how you are sleeping and whether it is disrupted. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
daily
Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis: If these are all true for you, you have rls: 1. A desire to move the limbs usually associated with discomfort or disagreeable sensations in the limbs; 2. You move to relieve the discomfort or to provide a counter-stimulus to relieve the discomfort; 3. Your symptoms are worse at rest with at least temporary relief by activity; 4. Your symptoms are worse later in the day or at night. No tests needed. ...Read more

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What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

What can I expect from 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

Dr. Eddie Cheng Dr. Cheng
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Restless legs syndrome (Tip)

Avoid caffein containing beverage. Do meditation, deep breathing and core body stretching exercise. ...See more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg ...Read more