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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. Is it genetics?

Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. Is it genetics?

Almost always not: Even if an entire leg is bigger, or half of the body or facial structures, we do not het know what courses them. Be sure to exclude unilateral congenital dislocation the hip. If the foot is bigger, there is a wonderful organization which matches mirror images of feet. If child A has a size 8 right foot and a size 7 left foot, they find child B with a size 8 left foot and a size 7 right foot. ...Read more

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>. ...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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Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Any muscle in the body can become irritated or cramp. Often this is a magnesium deficiency as we are all terribly undernourished with it. Add magnesium glycinate (to avoid diarrhea) 200mg 2-3 times per day. Can also use a cal-mag powder to mix up and drink. Also think about adding l-theanine to your regimen 200mg 1-2 caps twice daily to help relax - it works well with the magnesium! ...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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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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How long does restless leg syndrome last?

Depends on the cause: If this is a pregnancy related symptom, it often stops after the baby is born. Otherwise, it can go on for many, many years - sometimes a lifetime. Lifestyle behavior changes & techniques can help some people & medications are sometimes used when they don't help enough. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment  restless  leg syndrome?

Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...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 is short bowel syndrome?

What is short bowel syndrome?

Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur. ...Read more

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Can someone have restless legs syndrome without having leg jerks?

Can someone have restless legs syndrome without having leg jerks?

RLS key symptoms: The key symptoms of RLS are a discomfort that feels like an urge to move, it improves with movement/walking, and it is usually worse at night or after resting. Jerking of the legs is not a key factor. ...Read more

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Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia. Since we do not understand the cause of these conditions we do not know why they occur together. The one area they have in common is abnormalities of nerve transmission. ...Read more

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Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

See below: What do you mean by knee problems? Although restless legs syndrome (rls) occurs in the calves ; feet, it is not unheard of for it to extend into the knees or arms. But it has to meet criteria to be rls, such as an urge to move that is worse @ night ; feels uneasy or discomforting. It is better w/ mov't ; worse w/ rest. If you have other symptoms it maybe something else. Please see you pcp for eval. ...Read more

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What can stop restless leg syndrome?

What can stop restless leg syndrome?

Few tricks: If the restless legs syndrome (rls) is secondary to another disease, first treat the disease. If it is primary rls, some women respond to iron replacement therapy, even if not anemic. Second, try avoiding caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for a while as these make RLS worse. If those strategies do not work, the other options are prescription medications from your doctor. ...Read more

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