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What kinds of natural ways can I relieve my RLS symptoms?

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Dr. Salman Saeed
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: RLS and Iron

Rls type symptoms can be caused by iron deficiency, have your doctor check your serum iron levels, if you have iron deficiency, you can take vitamins and iron pills.
This has helped a lot of people with these type of symptoms.

In brief: RLS and Iron

Rls type symptoms can be caused by iron deficiency, have your doctor check your serum iron levels, if you have iron deficiency, you can take vitamins and iron pills.
This has helped a lot of people with these type of symptoms.
Dr. Salman Saeed
Dr. Salman Saeed
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Life style modify

No caffeine or alcohol--add vitamins-relaxation techniques--need to be checked for diabetes--sleep hygiene--exercise.

In brief: Life style modify

No caffeine or alcohol--add vitamins-relaxation techniques--need to be checked for diabetes--sleep hygiene--exercise.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Things to avoid

Stimulants are triggers in many patients.
This may include caffeine (even chocolate, green tea, etc) and nicotine. Alcohol can also have effect although it is generally considered sedating. Hot compresses/baths and muscle stimulation (massage etc) are helpful.

In brief: Things to avoid

Stimulants are triggers in many patients.
This may include caffeine (even chocolate, green tea, etc) and nicotine. Alcohol can also have effect although it is generally considered sedating. Hot compresses/baths and muscle stimulation (massage etc) are helpful.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. David Duhon
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: RLS relief

In addition to iron, some patients find that magnesium supplements help (100-200 mg magnesium oxide with the evening meal).
Vigorous leg exercises an hour before bedtime helps some and make RLS worse in others. Hot baths, whirlpool baths, massage, and rubbing vibrators on the legs all have their adherents.

In brief: RLS relief

In addition to iron, some patients find that magnesium supplements help (100-200 mg magnesium oxide with the evening meal).
Vigorous leg exercises an hour before bedtime helps some and make RLS worse in others. Hot baths, whirlpool baths, massage, and rubbing vibrators on the legs all have their adherents.
Dr. David Duhon
Dr. David Duhon
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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Yes one can try

If one has mild RLS and depending on underlying cause it may be alleviated by natural measures.
Pranayama or breathing exercise of yoga, regular exercise. A normal daily morning bowel movement is imporant to elimnate toxins built up overnight. If one is constipated then eat a high fiber diet. Eating couple of apples, prune juice, warm water in morning and going to bed early may help to varyin.

In brief: Yes one can try

If one has mild RLS and depending on underlying cause it may be alleviated by natural measures.
Pranayama or breathing exercise of yoga, regular exercise. A normal daily morning bowel movement is imporant to elimnate toxins built up overnight. If one is constipated then eat a high fiber diet. Eating couple of apples, prune juice, warm water in morning and going to bed early may help to varyin.
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
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