The so-called restless legs syndrome (RLS), restless legs, is a chronic condition, which in recent years more and more people suffer. About 10% of the population is currently suffering from. Characteristic of this syndrome is that you want to move again and your legs will irritate. This is especially annoying during sleep and causes many people to sleep.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS, restless legs syndrome) is a common cause of painful legs. The leg pain of restless leg syndrome typically eases with motion of the legs and becomes more noticeable at rest. Restless leg syndrome also features worsening of symptoms and leg pain during the early evening or later at night.
Causes of ‘restless legs’
It is claimed that this condition is caused by nerve cells in a certain part of the brains that do not function properly. This is the part that is responsible for the production of dopamine, which has an important function in the transmission of impulses between nerve cells. Despite that the link has not been proven. Occurs RLS (restless legs) is increased in people with the following conditions.
- Varicose veins
In addition to these five diseases, smokers, pregnant women, the elderly (65 +), a lot of alcohol or caffeine users usually also suffer from restless legs .
There are two types of treatments, namely natural and medical treatment for restless legs. It is wise to try before you start the medication, because everything yourself most types of medications are quite strong and can have any side effects.
Natural treatment for ‘restless legs’
- Eat varied.
- Avoid alcohol , caffeine, tobacco.
- Although it is hard to have enough sleep.
- Move daytime adequate (eg walking, running, cycling or stretching).
- Massage your legs before bedtime.
- Keep yourself mentally busy before bedtime.
- Take 1 to 2 times per week a hot bath.
There are many types of medications that can help with RLS. They are divided into five groups. Here they are in order of weak to strong. So from mild to severe irritation.
Doctors with some expertise in restless legs syndrome hail from a wide variety of medical specialties. Although neurology seems to be the logical category for this mysterious ailment, which was first identified over 50 years ago, some of the most informative studies on the syndrome have come from doctors who have chanced upon it while treating conditions that seem to be totally unrelated.