By Sudhansu Chokroverty

ISBN-10: 0763780944

ISBN-13: 9780763780944

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer or a family member of somebody with stressed Legs Syndrome, this ebook bargains info and luxury. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately stressed Legs Syndrome offers authoritative, sensible solutions to the commonest questions requested via sufferers. This easy-to-read booklet is a whole advisor to figuring out indicators, analysis, therapy, post-treatment caliber of existence, and lots more and plenty extra. together with real observation from sufferers, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately stressed Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil as a result of this situation.

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A recent genome-wide association study of RLS uncovered a biological basis for this disease, with common variants in certain genomic regions conferring more than a 50% increase in the risk of developing RLS-PLMS. QXP 8/23/10 7:32 PM Page 55 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME Charlotte said: In June 1983, I was awakened with what felt like a strong electrical shock coming down from the inside of my right knee and shooting down to my ankle. These shocks caused excruciating pain.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome inactivity while awake (periodic limb movements in wakefulness [PLMW]), which occur in most of the RLS patients. Several laboratory tests are available to measure these movements and assess their severity. QXP 8/23/10 7:32 PM Page 40 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME An alternative way to monitor leg movements is by actigraphy, which involves wearing a watch-like device on the ankle. Actigraphy A test in which a motion detector is placed on the leg, and leg movements are monitored to assess periodic leg movements in sleep (PLMS).

I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. I experience pain and indescribable uncomfortable feelings in my legs in the evening while resting. A friend told me that I may have RLS. Is this true? How common is RLS in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? At the present time, there is no evidence that a patient with RLS will develop PD later in life. Risk, Prevention, and Epidemiology of Restless Legs Syndrome 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME Two early reports in the 1990s directed our attention to the possibility of increasing prevalence of RLS in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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