9 doctors weighed in:
Is restless leg syndrome genetic?
9 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: On occasion
But more often is sporadic without family history.
May be related to problems with iron metabolism.

In brief: On occasion
But more often is sporadic without family history.
May be related to problems with iron metabolism.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Golder Wilson
Clinical Genetics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Underlying renal disease that often causes restless leg syndrome may be genetic.

In brief: No
Underlying renal disease that often causes restless leg syndrome may be genetic.
Dr. Golder Wilson
Dr. Golder Wilson
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Dr. Mark Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, It Can Be
It can be. First the diagnosis must be accurately established by a physician.
Non-invasive venous and arterial testing may be warranted.Then the important thing to remember is that all possible underlying causes, such as venous insufficiency and various vitamin, mineral and iron deficiencies, must be ruled out. Then focus on a daily exercise program and avoid alcohol and smoking, if applicable.

In brief: Yes, It Can Be
It can be. First the diagnosis must be accurately established by a physician.
Non-invasive venous and arterial testing may be warranted.Then the important thing to remember is that all possible underlying causes, such as venous insufficiency and various vitamin, mineral and iron deficiencies, must be ruled out. Then focus on a daily exercise program and avoid alcohol and smoking, if applicable.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
Dr. Mark Schwartz
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