You have probably heard the term “Restless Leg Syndrome,” or “RLS.” If you have, then you probably know that if someone has RLS then they have an irresistible urge to ge up and walk around. There are many reasons why someone can have restless leg syndrome, but if they do, it can be very frustrating.
Facts about Restless Leg Syndrome
Those who suffer from RLS are still in control over their movements. If they suffer from RLS, then they may feel either itching, tingling, pulling, crawling, or cramping in their legs which makes them want to get up and walk around.
RLS can occur in pregnant women. The reasons for this are not entirely understood, but there may be a link to the lack of iron in pregnant women. It is important to note that if you had RLD during a pregnancy, you are at a higher risk to get RLS in future pregnancies, or even developing chronic RLS later in life.
There are certain supplements that can help relieve RLS. Since iron deficiencies are a common reason for RLS, you may have to start taking iron supplements, as well as folate and magnesium.
RLS can hit at any time, but it seems to be more common to occur in people who are over the age of 65.
Regular exercise can help to reduce the symptoms of RLS.
Restless leg syndrome can be diagnosed if you experience: the urge to move your legs due to tingling or crawling sensations; the urge must begin or get worse during moments of rest or inactivity; movement relieves or resolves the symptoms; and the sensations are worse in the evening or at night. Your doctor may order blood tests, however just to be sure.
RLS can also be a genetic disorder.
Treatment with Las Vegas Vein Center
It has been discovered that the treatment of venous insufficiency can help to reduce the symptoms of RLS. Las Vegas Vein Center has the technology available to assist in your vein disease issues, such as varicose veins or restless leg syndrome. So schedule an appointment with us today.