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How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?
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In brief: Unknown
Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients.
It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc.

In brief: Unknown
Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients.
It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Multifactorial
Many people have it, mostly unknown causes.
It can result from medication side effects, benzodiazepine withdrawal, medical conditions such as parkinson's. Anything causing sleep disorders (stress, caffeine, nicotine, drug use, shift work etc) can bring on or worsen plmd.

In brief: Multifactorial
Many people have it, mostly unknown causes.
It can result from medication side effects, benzodiazepine withdrawal, medical conditions such as parkinson's. Anything causing sleep disorders (stress, caffeine, nicotine, drug use, shift work etc) can bring on or worsen plmd.
Dr. Soren Singel
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