Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is a condition caused by uncomfortable sensations in the legs that produce an intense, often irresistible urge to move the legs. This can lead to sleep disturbance and severe fatigue that interferes with daily activities.

These sensations are feel like pins and needles prickling, creeping, crawling, tingling, and are sometimes painful. They happen to me quite often and in the evening when I am attempting to relax or sleep. Moving my the legs can temporarily relieve these sensations.

Restless legs syndrome can be treated with drugs such as those that increase the brain chemical dopamine, pain medications or anti-convulsants to control leg movements and assist with sleep.

I hope and pray that this article has helped someone today.

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