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

People . People with restless legs syndrome feel a peculiar sort of discomfort in their legs, which gets worse the longer they sit still. Moving the legs gives temporary relief, but the urge to move the legs quickly returns. Sufferers often describe the sensation as if insects are crawling on their legs. Symptoms tend to be worst when trying to fall asleep at night, but can also occur during the day. Restless legs syndrome is due to abnormal function in certain regions of the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger used in some nerves. The majority of restless legs sufferers have iron deficiency, which interferes with production of dopamine. Restless legs syndrome is also common during pregnancy and in people with kidney failure. Certain medications, especially antidepressants, can also cause restless legs syndrome. However, some people with restless legs have no other identifiable medical problems. Correcting iron deficiency and stopping contributing medications will cure the majority of cases of restless legs syndromes. Pregnancy-related restless legs syndrome usually disappears within a few weeks of giving birth. However, a number of medications can treat the disorder if other measures are not effective. Read more...
Rapid leg movements. When asleep. Most people with the disorder do not know they have it, unless their bed partner complains of being kicked all night. Some soreness and aching in leg muscles may be present, but in my experience most patients only know they have it because they experience excessive sleepiness during the day. It interferes with normal and esp rem sleep. It is sometimes caused by iron deficiency. Read more...
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...

Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

RLS. It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly evaluate it. Read more...

What to do about restless leg syndrome rls?

Difficult problem. This common problem (occurs in 10 percent of adults) can be the result of medical conditions such as iron deficiency, renal failure, pregnancy or medications. In those situations, treating the cause resolves the RLS. When a medical cause is not identified, treatment can be exercise, massage, warm bath at night or medications. Some find relief with sexual orgasm. Read more...

New good drug for restless leg syndrome rls?

NOT REALLY, NOT MUCH. New in this area although we are looking at already existing drugs to see if as a side effect they help rls. Read more...
New oldies. The latest to be approved is neupro (rotigotine). It is a patch of Dopamine agonist. The last one approved was Horizant (prodrug of gabapentin). Read more...

Is it possible to experience restless leg syndrome (rls) symptoms in back and shoulders?

Restless Leg Syndrom. It's highly unlikely that you have restless legs syndrome. Rls is a chronic condition that almost always begins in the lower limbs. It's characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, typically while sitting or lying down, and is relieved by movement. You do not have RLS in your back and shoulders. Read more...