How to diagnose restless legs syndrome?

A complete sleep record can show that the person is shaking his legs during the night, but not always. Because of the frequent association of iron deficiency with RLS, it is important to measure the level of ferritin for any patient with moderate to severe symptoms, a recent exacerbation of symptoms, or risk factors associated with RSI.


It is especially by describing your Leg Swelling Symptoms to your doctor that he will be able to determine a diagnosis. Among other things, it will be based on the following diagnostic criteria: A compulsive desire to move the legs / arms, usually accompanied by a painful sensation; this desire occurs at rest, is relieved by activity and occurs especially in the evening or at night.

What you can feel ... here are some commonly Feet Swelling Symptoms:

 - I just want to move

- I have the impression of having water slipping under the surface of my skin

- It's painful in the legs

- It burns and it hurts

- I 'm have impatience in the legs

- I have tingling sensations, tingling in my legs

- I have the impression of having insects inside my muscles

- I have sensations of electric current at the level of my legs / my arms.

Who is concerned with this restless leg syndrome?

 RLS affects 5% to 10% of adults, and mainly populations of European origin. One-third of these people suffer from symptoms that are serious enough to get medical attention. The Lac St-Jean region of Quebec appears to have a large population base with RLS.

It will also appear that women are more likely to suffer from RLS.

SJSR and pregnancy

Restless Leg Syndrome Causes occurs or increases frequently during pregnancy, usually during the last trimester, and disappears with the end of pregnancy. But sometimes it does not go away. The cause of the increased incidence of RLS during pregnancy remains unclear. A previous pregnancy is a more important risk factor for developing RLS later, but it is not known whether women who have RLS during pregnancy are more likely to have RLS after pregnancy. There is little information on the impact of certain medications that could relieve pregnant women from their restless legs syndrome, making their treatment more difficult. Pregnant women often have iron deficiency and supplementation can sometimes be beneficial. So need Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment Houston on time.

How is syndrome evolving?

 The evolution varies considerably from person to person, but in general, restless leg syndrome is chronic and progressive for most people. The onset of symptoms in patients younger than 30 years of age will tend to be more insidious and it is possible that RLS, in these cases, may become a source of complication only later. Patients 50 years of age or older with RLS will experience more sudden onset of symptoms. In some patients, RLS may occur intermittently and may end in spontaneous remission for several years.

Unfortunately, for the most severe cases, people with RLS will also suffer from sleep disorders. A person can accumulate on average less than 5 hours of sleep per night and suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. This lack of chronic sleep can in turn lead to a series of disorders that must be taken seriously: depression, anxiety, heart problems, diabetes, etc.

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