April 17, 2012

RLS – Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted in RLS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:40 pm by PCOSLady

Restles Leg Syndrome
~ RLS ~

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), is a disruptive neurologic disorder that seriously affects 2-3% of the adult population. RLS results in an irresistible urge to move the legs which is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be described as creeping, tugging, or pulling. Because RLS most often occurs in the evening, it can severely disrupt sleep and reduce quality of life.
If you have restless legs syndrome (RLS), you are not alone. Up to 10% of the U.S. population may have RLS. Many people have a mild form of the disorder, but RLS severely affects the lives of millions of individuals. Spend some time at our links to the left discovering how the RLS Foundation can help you in your own personal RLS journey.
PCOS Lady:
RLS is a symptom listed in many medical conditions… I suggest joining the community board with the RLS Foundation… Learn more about RLS and what others are doing and trying to help their conditions…
~ Have your mineral levels checked!
~ PCOS ladies may experience RLS as well…Research has it documented…
RLS is also said to feel like your legs are running in place while sitting or standing then you feel tired after… Relief is when you follow through and run in place sitting down and feel tired for awhile… The sensation goes away til next time…
~ Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, Inc… Research, clinical trials, resources, etc…
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) occurs most often in middle-aged and older adults. Stress makes it worse. The cause is not known in most patients.
RLS may occur more often in patients with:
~ Chronic kidney disease
~ Diabetes
~ Iron deficiency
~ Parkinson’s disease
~ Peripheral neuropathy
~ Pregnancy
~ Use of certain medications such as caffeine, calcium channel blockers, lithium, or neuroleptics
~ Withdrawal from sedatives
RLS is commonly passed down in families. This may be a factor when symptoms start at a younger age. The abnormal gene has not yet been identified.
~ National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine … RLS is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs to stop unpleasant sensations. Symptoms: RLS leads to sensations in the lower legs between the knee and ankle.
~ National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine …
~ Medicine Net …
~ WE MOVE, the Internet’s most comprehensive resource for movement disorder information and the hub of movement disorder activities on the web.
~ National Sleep Foundation … National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. The NINDS RLS Information Page offers an overview of RLS and links to additional publications and resources.

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April 6, 2012


Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:57 am by PCOSLady

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