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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

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Dr. Mark Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
Dr. Mark Schwartz
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Sleep lab

Clinical history is part of the diagnosis, but many people's report of their sleep matches up poorly with actual observational data.
The most objective method is a formal sleep study in a sleep laboratory in combination with a competent medical or neurological evaluation.

In brief: Sleep lab

Clinical history is part of the diagnosis, but many people's report of their sleep matches up poorly with actual observational data.
The most objective method is a formal sleep study in a sleep laboratory in combination with a competent medical or neurological evaluation.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Thank
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist agrees
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