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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs, but can affect the arms, torso, head, and even phantom limbs. Moving the affected body part modulates the sensations, providing temporary relief.

RLS sensations range from pain or an aching in the muscles, to "an itch you can't scratch", a "buzzing sensation", an unpleasant "tickle that won't stop", a "crawling" feeling, or limbs jerking while awake. The sensations typically begin or intensify during quiet wakefulness, such as when relaxing, reading, studying, or trying to sleep. Additionally, most individuals with RLS have periodic limb movement disorder (limbs jerking during sleep), which is an objective physiologic marker of the disorder and is associated with sleep disruption. It can be caused by low iron levels.

Treatment is often with levodopa or a dopamine agonist such as pramipexole. Some controversy surrounds the marketing of drug treatments for RLS. It is a "spectrum" disease with some people experiencing only a minor annoyance and others having major disruption of sleep and impairments in quality of life. It is believed that as many as 12 million individuals in the United States have RLS, and many more are undiagnosed.

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Basic information:

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/neurological_institute/sleep-disorders-center/disorders-conditions/hic-restless-legs-syndrome cleveland clinic restless leg syndrome

http://www.webmd.com/brain/restless-legs-syndrome/restless-legs-syndrome-rls web md restless legs syndrome

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/detail_restless_legs.htm national institute of neurological disorders and stroke restless leg syndrome

http://www.healthline.com/health/restless-leg-syndrome/treatments health line best treatments for restless leg syndrome

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/restless-leg-syndrome/pages/causes.aspx nhs uk restless legs syndrome - causes

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/restless-legs-syndrome-rls better health restless leg syndrome

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/restless-leg-syndrome-rls.htm help guide restless leg syndrome

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20031101 mayoclinic restless leg syndrome

https://www.sleepassociation.org/patients-general-public/restless-leg-syndrome-rls/about-restless-legs-syndrome/ sleep association about restless legs syndrome

http://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/restless-legs-syndrome-and-related-disorders university of maryland restless legs syndrome and related disorders

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome.html family doctor restless legs syndrome

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-conditions/sleep/restless-legs-syndrome.html stanford health care restless legs syndrome (rls)

http://www.everydayhealth.com/restless-legs-syndrome/guide/treatment/ everyday health restless legs syndrome treatment

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000807.htm medline plus restless legs syndrome

https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/rls.html restless legs syndrome

http://www.livescience.com/34791-restless-legs-syndrome-symptoms-treatment.html live science restless legs syndrome: symptoms and treatment

 

Advanced information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1188327-overview medscape restless legs syndrome

http://patient.info/health/restless-legs-syndrome-leaflet patient restless legs syndrome

http://www.medicinenet.com/restless_leg_syndrome/article.htm medicine net restless leg syndrome

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151008142503.htm veterans affairs research communications. "study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems: research draws on database of 3 million veterans." sciencedaily. sciencedaily, 8 october 2015. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151008142503.htm.

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/restless-leg-syndrome/print.html newyork times restless leg syndrome in-depth report

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/restless_legs_syndrome_rls/article_em.htm emedicine health restless legs syndrome (rls)

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7882.php medical news today what is restless legs syndrome? how to treat restless legs syndrome

 

Research:

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s0004-282x2008000300034 arq. neuro-psiquiatr. vol.66 no.2b são paulo june 2008 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0004-282x2008000300034 views and reviews:anticonvulsants to treat idiopathic restless legs syndrome: systematic review by cristiane fiquene conti et al.,

basu a, kundu s, khurana h. olanzapine-induced restless leg syndrome: a case report and review of literature. indian j pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2016 jul 18];46:450-2. available from: http://www.ijp-online.com/text.asp?2014/46/4/450/135965

rossi f h, liu w, geigel e, castaneda s, rossi e m, schnacky k. painful legs and moving toes syndrome responsive to pregabalin. j postgrad med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 jul 18];61:116-9. available from: http://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp?2015/61/2/116/153106

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fneur.2012.00183/full review article front. neurol., 08 february 2013 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2012.00183 central pattern generator for locomotion: anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological considerations by pierre a. guertin

natarajan r. review of periodic limb movement and restless leg syndrome. j postgrad med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2016 jul 18];56:157-62. available from: http://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp?2010/56/2/157/65284

 

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Other helpful resources(support groups):

http://www.rls.org/ restless leg syndrome foundation

 

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Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/is-restless-legs-syndrome-affecting-your-sleep/articleshow/33560043.cms times of india is restless legs syndrome affecting your sleep?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3209433/tired-time-restless-legs-syndrome-real-reason-why.html daily mail tired all the time? restless legs syndrome could be the real reason why

read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3209433/tired-time-restless-legs-syndrome-real-reason-why.html#ixzz4f2kv9gqe

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/01/what-is-restless-legs-syndrome_n_8227858.html huffington post restless legs syndrome: causes, symptoms and treatment explained

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/restless-leg-syndrome_n_7639832 huffingtons post do i have restless legs syndrome?

 

 

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