What are restless legs syndrome?
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is the irresistible impulse to move around the legs in an attempt to neutralize the senses. Symptoms usually become more apparent when you try to sleep at night, so people with RLS often obstruct sleep.
Restless leg syndrome is sometimes called Willis-Ekbom’s disease. There are self-care measures and treatments for restless leg syndrome that can help alleviate symptoms and restore your sleep.
Symptoms of restless legs syndrome
People with RLS may feel unpleasant sensations in their legs and are forced to move their legs. Both legs are usually affected, but only one leg can experience sensations. Sometimes hands or other body parts are involved. Symptoms are often described as generalized discomfort or discomfort:
Tearing, Itching, Burns, To crawl, Headache, Pull or pul the pain Or a Sensations of grinding. Sometimes sensors are described as electric current.
Symptoms can be felt at any time and often occur when sitting or trying to sleep or sleep at night. You may notice symptoms such as traveling to another location or staying quiet, including watching a movie. The symptoms may come, or the severity may change.
Because unpleasant sensations provide temporary relief from motion, people with RLS tend to move the legs too much. Motions such as stretching, stretching, or walking/speeding around. Throwing and turning into bed is normal. It can cause RLS.
Causes and risk factors
The exact cause of RLS is unknown, but it appears to be linked to iron and dopamine. Ankle leg syndrome affects between 5 and 10 percent of people. It is common among women and adults, but it can happen at any age.
People with RLS who are otherwise healthy are said to have primary restless legs syndrome. These people often have a family history. People with RLS and their underlying conditions that may or may not contribute to their symptoms are said to have secondary RLS. RLS-related terms include:
Pregnancy and Chronic Kidney Disease smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Some antidepressants, antidepressants, antihistamines, and nausea can also cause RLS.
Complications of restless leg syndrome
Drowsy leg syndrome causes excessive daytime sleepiness. The daytime strain affects many areas of your life, including work or school performance, relationships, memory, and peace. 8 % of people with restless leg syndrome have what is called periodic sleep apnea. This condition involves repetitive movements of the arms, legs, and feet that can occur while you are asleep or awake.
Diagnosis and Testing
You have symptoms of restless leg syndrome, make an appointment with your GP (general practitioner). They will ask about your symptoms, the times you tend to see them, and how they affect your sleep.
They will examine the factors that cause or worsen your symptoms (including the conditions you take). The symptoms of RLS should be distinguished between arthritis pain, muscle spasm, and peripheral nausea.
Neurological disorders (neurological disorders) but your doctor may recommend a few simple tests (to check for iron levels) to see if you have medical conditions and to rule out other diagnoses. Your doctor may refer you to a special sleep (sleep or neurologist) for further evaluation and treatment of RLS.
Treatment for restless leg syndrome
Among people with secondary RLS, treating it can cure the underlying condition. Treating primary RLS may include self-care measures, including ensuring that you have good sleep hygiene practices. Other measures are not recommended for severe symptoms.