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27 April 2010 :: 13:04:59 pm 19069

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Restless legs syndrome is an irresistible urge to move your legs to stop the uncomfortable sensations that run through them. The arms and torso may also be affected, but it usually the legs, which are worse when lying down. Restless legs syndrome, (RLS) is also known as Wittmaack – Eckbom’s Syndrome.
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The symptoms for RLS are very broad and vague, and there is not yet a test for definite diagnosis for the symptoms such as: uncomfortable sensation in the legs which increase when resting, the sensations are worse at night when trying to sleep which can lead to exhaustion during the day which then affects your daily routine. RLS can be inherited which means if a family member has it, then you may possibly have it too.

Three types of RLS have been recognized by the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation; Primary or Familial which runs in families, Secondary RLS which happens due to other conditions such as iron deficiencies  or chronic illnesses,  Idiopathic RLS for which there are no known associated conditions.

There are many conditions that mimic the symptoms of RLS and as stated earlier, there are no known tests for definite diagnosis. Bad circulation, joint problems and muscle diseases can be misdiagnosed as RLS so patience is required when trying to eliminate the symptoms.

Health organizations have laid out treatments for the relief of RLS, but the use of medications as treatments is still in dispute, with current research still ongoing and the evidence pointing to iron, magnesium, and vitamin B12 deficiency. RLS can strike at any age and any time and as time goes by the sensations may become worse or just disappear.

Soaking in a warm bath and having the legs massaged on a daily basis can help in relaxing the muscles with reduction in your caffeine intake as caffeine is known to aggravate the symptoms of RLS and consummation of magnesium and iron rich foods.

 

Patty Brown

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