Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome

is a sleeping problem that means a feeling of tingling, creeping,or pain in the legs during sleeping. It is common and strikes several million people in the US. Causes of restless legs syndrome are not exactly known for certain. One theory is that the brain's chemical known as dopamine produced by the central nervous system is abnormal. It can also be genetic, from iron deficiency anemia, kidney problems, or else peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is often a problem for diabetic people.

RLS can bring on funny sensations that are troublesome in either one leg, or both. The symptoms are always there at night for the most part, and sometimes it may occur during daily resting periods. What people feel is the uncontrollable urge to move the legs. Other problems experienced by RLS are having trouble staying focused, disrupting a bed partner's sleeping as well, and insomnia.So many sleeping problems are bothersome and common with this disorder.

Another linked problem here is that some persons have what is called PLMS which is periodic limb movements sleeping. This is almost though there is seizure activity taking place since movements are jerking in the limbs while sleeping.

Diagnosing RLS is done by telling the doctor your symptoms which you are experiencing. The is no specific test at the time to confirm the problem. When going over your history, your doctor needs to rule out certain drugs that may cause this problem. Blood tests may also be done to see whether or not other medical problems are causing this condition such as anemia.

If you have mild RLS, some changes in the way you live daily need to be made to help tolerate the condition. Things such as:

Cutting down on alcoholic, or caffeinated beverages may help.

Some supplements may help. Read the page on this article on Vitamin E. Some doctors believe that magnesium and folate may also help.

Fitness may help people to relax all night, and establish a better sleeping pattern.

Massages help to relax the leg muscles and provide you with a better sleep.

Mirapex may be for you.

A drug called Mirapex may help to treat Restless Legs Syndrome which is moderate or severe. Mirapex has an ingredient that is known as a nonergot dopamine agonist. This means that the pill will help the nerve cells which control jerky movements. Ask your doctor about this medication.

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