RLS or restless leg syndrome
refers to the overwhelming urge to move legs and often associated with unpleasant sensation in the legs. Please note it is a treatable condition. But please also note the underlying reasons / precipitating factors: most common treatable association is iron deficiency anemia
(need to correct it ), medications which deplete / block dopamine
, few antidepressants etc (need to be stopped/modified), poor sleep hygiene with uncorrected sleep disorder s like OSA (obstructive sleep apnea
: please address these, underlying renal failure: attend this as studies have found in case of advanced renal failure: hemodialysis is helpful for this condition.
People usually respond well to medications (there group of medication s). Besides these you may practice few non pharmacological methods which are also important.
They are:● Mental alerting activities, such as working on a computer or doing crossword puzzles, at times of rest or boredom
● Avoidance of aggravating factors, including consideration of withdrawal of possibly predisposing medications.● Moderate regular exercise.● Reduced caffeine intake
● For symptomatic relief – walking, bicycling, soaking the affected limbs, and leg massage, including pneumatic compression.
Hope I could give you an idea about this entity.
Wish you all the best!