The Misery Of Restless Legs Syndrome

It hard to deal with people with restless legs syndrome and we cannot really offer them much. I have been seeing a lot of older patients with it lately. While they come in for other reasons, they often comment that they have it. It is miserable problem as when they are in bed at night, the legs become retless and they have to keep moving them to relieve it. This affects sleep which in turn affects the quality of life. The research on what do to for this condition is not that good and the treatment is not clear. One thing I have noticed is that there are a lot of “cures” being marketed on the web. I hate snake oil as much as the next person, but sometimes when you have a condition like this that is so miserable, I almost feel like telling them to give this stuff a go. It is not going to do any harm.

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