Do you face some discomfort in the legs and unable to sleep?

If you are facing some discomfort in the legs and unable to sleep then you’re under a condition called restless legs syndrome.

Symptoms of restless leg syndrome
The symptoms of RLS can vary from mild to unbearable and are usually on both sides of the body. Unusual sensations like itching, crawling, pulling, aching, throbbing or pins and needles in the leg are some of the common symptoms of RLS. Other symptoms can include leg discomfort and disturbances in sleep.

Some possible causes of restless leg syndrome

Although there is no specific reason for Restless Leg Syndrome, many doctors tie it to the genes playing a role as nearly half of the people with RLS also have a family member with the condition the other reason consists of:

1. Chronic Diseases like iron deficiency, kidney failure, diabetes, etc.

2. Medications including antidepressants, antipsychotics and colds, and allergy medications that have antihistamines.

3. Pregnancy can also cause RLS as doctors have noticed that women in their last trimester often have symptoms of RLS.

4. Bad Lifestyle choices like drinking and smoking or lack of physical activity can lead to triggering symptoms of RLS.

5. Sleep disorders like apnea or lack of sleep can also trigger RLS.

How to treat restless leg syndrome?
1. Making a change in our lifestyle can help control and treat the condition.
2. leg massages, ice packs, saunas or hot baths.

NOTE: The above information mentioned in the article is for general information purposes only.

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