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What causes RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and how can I prevent

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What causes RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and how can I prevent it from occuring?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thanks for your question.
Well Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which legs feel extremely uncomfortable, typically in the evenings while you're sitting or lying down.
In many cases, no known cause for restless legs syndrome exists.
However low iron level,medications,other diseases like Parkinson's disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis can result in RLS.
There is no specific test for RLS.A neurological and physical examination by a doctor may help in confirming the diagnosis.
Stretching exercises,iron supplement,prescribed medications help in relieving symptoms.
For further reading-
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/DS00191/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

I suggest you to consult your doctor for further evaluation and management.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.

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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.