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PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER
Periodic limb movement disorder is also called PLMD and it is a kind of problem that usually happens when you sleep. In this disorder, there are not real symptoms but one does experience repetitive cramping or jerking while asleep. It is also called as periodic leg (or limb) because the movements happen during sleep. Causes of the same range from iron deficiency to diabetes.
HOW IS PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
A Pediatric diagnoses Periodic Limb Movement Disorder by conducting a polysomnography test, also called a sleep study. This test is done overnight in the laboratory while the patient sleeps and this test records the heart rate, brain wave, and oxygen levels in the blood.
HOW IS PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER TREATED?
The treatment of Limb Movement Disorder is mainly medication and lifestyle changes.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is not really a serious problem but it could create sleep hindrance with the constant jerking and movement, especially for your partner.