syndrome is a neurological characterised by a tingling feeling or crawling sensation deep
in the legs, which gives patients an urge to move their legs to relieve the discomfort.
What to look for
There is no definite cure
for restless leg syndrome. People who suffer from the syndrome feel a tingling or crawling
sensation in their legs and have an overwhelming need to move their legs. The ailment
sometimes the arms.
Although restless leg
syndrome is not fatal, it can be very uncomfortable. Both medication and lifestyle changes
offer ways for sufferers to cope.
Restless leg syndrome is
believed to be a genetic neurological condition brought on by a chemical imbalance in the
brain. Caffeine may increase the symptoms. The syndrome has also been linked to iron or folic acid
deficiencies, especially in people with kidney disease.
Always speak to your doctor
about this ailment as there are medications that relieve the discomfort.
If you are otherwise in
good health, he or she may start you on a course of drug therapy.
Some sufferers have found
that alternative therapies can help lessen or relieve the physical discomfort associated
with the condition.
- If the patients leg movements are trembling and twitching, with
the patient becoming very anxious and drinks small amounts quite often, then usually arsenicum album is prescribed.
Causticum is prescribed if
the restlessness of the lower limbs is worse in bed in the morning and night. If the
person cannot keep their legs still and the legs feel heavy to them, they would have
medorbinum. Restless legs while the person is seated try Rhus toxicodendron.
You may have deficiencies
that could be contributing to your symptoms, take vitamin E, a multivitamin with iron, or
a B-complex vitamin supplement. As well as this, folic acid maybe lacking in your
system. (Go to Our Vitamin
When to seek further