2. Restless Leg Syndrome

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

It was earlier described by willis but it was ignored for a while. Later Ekbom a person came with a monograph of the same condition with several case studies. Then it was called as Willis Ekbom Disease.

WHAT IS RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME?

Assume Jimmy goes to bed, he was perfectly fine when he was walking, jogging playing around. The moment he retires to bed he starts the unpleasant feeling of creepy, crawling, numbing sensation spreading through his leg, he has to wake up walk around or kick around or dance around till he exhaust to alleviate the pain.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

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Here we have attached the diagnostic criteria which is used to diagnose a person with Restless leg syndrome. In medical field we call it URGE criteria

U-Urge to Move limbs

R-Rest/Inactivity precipitates or worsens the symptoms

G-Getting up improves the symptoms

E-Evening or Night time worsens the symptoms

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WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF RLS?

It can be idiopathic or just any one of the following

1)Iron deficiency

2)nerve entrapment

3)peripheral neuropathy

4)Magnesium deficiency

5)Diabetes Mellitus

6)Chronic kidney disease

 

WHAT ARE THE OTHER POSSIBILITIES/DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF RLS?

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Do you suffer a Restless Leg Syndrome? Do not hesitate to explore the depth of the ailment.

By Dr Moses John Wesley

References

  • Atlas of Sleep Medicine
  • Harrisons’ Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Current Medical Treatment and Diagnosis

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