What is Restless Leg Syndrome?
If you’ve ever had the uncontrollable urge to move your legs due to an uncomfortable sensation during extended times of sitting, lying down, or rest then chances are you suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). RLS also known as Willis-Ekborn Disease causes sleeplessness in patients due to the irresistible urge to move the legs even when trying to sleep.
Some relief from symptoms can come from moving the legs, walking or stretching. Unfortunately, the discomfort can return shortly after stopping this movement. People suffering from RLS describe these sensations as crawling, creeping, throbbing, itching, and even electric shock-like.
Restless Leg Syndrome has also been associated with chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?
Although there is no known cause for RLS, there are suspicions that the cause could be due in part to an imbalance of the chemical dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is responsible for sending control signals to muscles throughout the body.
Restless Leg Syndrome runs in families making it a hereditary condition. There have also been chromosomal sites identified where genes for RLS may exist.
Hormonal changes in the body could contribute to the worsening of symptoms. During pregnancy, some women experience RLS for the first time. After hormone levels balance out the symptoms of RLS usually go away.
Restless Leg Syndrome also seems to be related to underlying conditions such as end-stage renal disease, iron deficiency, certain antipsychotic, antidepressant, and cold or allergy medications, pregnancy, neuropathy, and use of alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.
How is Restless Leg Syndrome Treated?
Treating RLS is essentially treating its symptoms. As said before, moving the affected limbs can provide temporary relief. For longer-term relief, the associated underlying medical conditions that may be causing Restless Leg Syndrome.
For less severe symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome, certain lifestyle changes can greatly improve life. For example, decreasing the use of or avoiding alcohol and tobacco altogether can help reduce symptoms. Exercising moderately and or sleeping on a regular schedule may also help reduce the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome.
Medications and supplements that treat conditions such as iron deficiency and seizures, increase dopamine effect, and opioids and even benzodiazepines can help treat symptoms, as well as help patients, get better sleep at night.
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