Latest restless leg syndrome Stories

2014-06-15 23:01:48

Eliminate Restless Leg Syndrome is a new program developed by Jeremy Coughlin, who promises to teach people how to reduce their restless leg syndrome quickly. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 Eliminate Restless Leg Syndrome is a new program developed by Jeremy Coughlin, who has over 7 years of experience in the health industry. The program provides people with natural remedies, and detailed instructions on...

2010-12-07 12:56:01

A drug prescribed for Parkinson's disease may also treat restless leg syndrome without the adverse side effects of current therapies, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Rasagaline works by prolonging the effect of dopamine, a chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells in the brain. The cause of RLS is unknown, but research suggests a dopamine imbalance. Parkinson's is caused by a dopamine insufficiency. "The hope is that Rasagaline, because it prolongs the effect of existing...

2009-04-30 23:11:01

A drug used to treat seizures and anxiety appears to be an effective for restless leg syndrome and helps them get more sleep, researchers in Spain say. Dr. Diego Garcia-Borreguero, director of the Sleep Research Institute in Madrid, said the 12-week study involving 58 people with restless leg syndrome had 30 people receive the drug pregabalin and the rest received placebo. Sleep studies were performed at the beginning and end of the research. The researchers found nearly two-thirds of the...

2009-04-07 08:20:00

The results of a new study released this week indicate that obese people may be at higher risk for restless leg syndrome (RLS). Researchers at Harvard Medical School examined more than 88,000 adult Americans and found that men and women suffering from obesity showed a 42 percent higher incidence of RLS compared with normal-weight participants who took part in the study. Obesity, a condition that is medically defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher, is associated with a...

2009-02-02 21:48:36

Simple changes in diet and exercise can help relieve some of the frustrating symptoms of restless leg syndrome, a U.S. researcher advises. Dr. Shilpa Chitnis, assistant professor of neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said restless leg syndrome is characterized by overpowering, antsy urges to move the legs, particularly when sitting or lying down. The thrashing around can disrupt sleep and relationships. The arms or torso can also be involved. There is no...

2008-04-21 09:00:11

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2005-10-31 15:00:00

By Martha Kerr MONTREAL (Reuters Health) - People who suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS) often have debilitating psychiatric disorders, including depression and anxiety, investigators reported today at big medical convention in Montreal. At a news conference during the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Barbara Phillips of the University of Kentucky at Lexington presented results of the annual sleep poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation. Phillips is...

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