Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is also known as Willis Ekbom disease.

Around 5-15% of the Australian population are affected with Restless leg syndrome. It is a neurological disease. Restless leg syndrome causes an unpleasant disturbing sensation in the legs with a strong urge to move them. In many cases, this urge is more intense during sleep. When it interferes with sleep it causes disturbance in sleep and leads to daytime sleepiness and fatigue.  It is more common in middle age or later.

Clinically this condition presents as periodic movements of the legs and an overwhelming urge to move the legs. And also feel unusual sensations like tingling, crawling or pulling sensation in your legs. The lack of sleep and restlessness caused by Restless leg syndrome may lead to certain chronic health conditions like anxiety, stress and depression.

The exact cause of Restless leg syndrome is not known, but studies suggest a genetic predisposition and environmental triggers. Other factors are alcohol, caffeine, and certain drugs. Risk factors for Restless leg syndrome include family history, medications, age and gender. (women are twice as likely as men to get Restless leg syndrome).

Treatment of RLS starts from home itself. Self-care methods like reduced intake of alcohol, caffeine and eating a well-balanced diet along with some physical exercise will help Up to some extent. When these methods fail you should seek medical attention. Your homeopath can help you to overcome this problem. Homeopathic medicines are helpful  in treating RLS. The homeopath will note down your mental and physical character before prescribing a medicine. Homeopathy considers the patient as a whole. If you wish to escape from this health condition contact your homeopath and bring back your sound sleep.

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