Restless Leg Syndrome

Your health directory for professionals  

Subscribe today

Contact US

MEMBERS LOGIN

Home

 

Restless Leg Syndrome

 

Restless leg syndrome is a feeling or crawling sensation deep in the legs, often the patient has an overwhelming urge to move their legs so as to relieve the discomfort. It is neurological in nature and there is no definite cure for this condition, fortunately it is not fatal and there is medication and certain lifestyle changes that can help you to cope with it.. It has also been known to effect the arms. Symptoms include:

Tingling sensation in the legs
Irresistible urge to move the leg, to relieve the discomfort

Causes

 

It is believed that this condition is brought on by a chemical imbalance in the brain and that it is therefore a genetic neurological condition. Other researchers have found that the condition is linked to folic acid or iron deficiencies, especially in people who suffer from kidney disease.

Dietary Considerations

 

You should take supplements of Vitamin B complex, E, a multivitamin containing iron, or folic acid as deficiencies can contribute to your system.

Personal Care

 

Try to reduce stress by soaking your feet in cool water and also avoid stimulating activities for up to three hours before bed.

When to seek further professional advice

If you experience any of the symptoms that are mentioned above.

Alternative/Natural Treatments

 

Alternative therapies have been found to help ease the discomfort that is associated with this condition. A homeopath will prescribe arsenicum album if the sufferer’s leg movements are twitching and trembling and if he is also anxious and frequently drinks small amounts. Medorbinum is prescribed if the person cannot keep his legs still and the legs feel heavy to him. If the restlessness of the legs is worse when in bed in the morning and night then causticum will be prescribed. Rhus toxicodendron will be prescribed if the person suffers from restless legs while he is seated..

Traditional Treatment

 

Your doctor should be consulted if you are suffering from restless leg syndrome as there are medications which can help relieve the discomfort and if you in otherwise good health, your doctor might start you on a course of drug therapy.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00