Restless Leg Syndrome: Causes and Treatment |
In this article we will consider restless legs syndrome, as well as the causes of this enemy and the correct comprehensive (!) Treatment…
If you are a young and energetic person, you probably have not heard about Willis’s disease. After all, such a syndrome is very common in people closer to 40 years and older, but today younger patients are increasingly starting to complain about such a neurological disorder. Ladies are more affected than gentlemen, since the former have a more vulnerable nervous organization than a strong sex. What is the syndrome of restless legs, what are the causes of the occurrence and how to properly be treated – we will consider in detail below.
What does the disease look like? In a more “understandable language,” Willis’s disease is called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Ekbom’s syndrome. This is a condition where an unpleasant feeling in the legs is observed. It appears at the moment of rest (mainly in the evening and night), forcing to make movement with limbs in order to get rid of such sensations, and the result is sleep disturbance.
The incidence of RLS is from 3.5 to 10% and is demonstrated in people of all ages; 70% of these patients are elderly, but are rarely diagnosed in children. RLS in 15% of the moments is recognized as the causal mechanism for starting insomnia (it is also chronic insomnia).
The mechanism of the occurrence of SBN The source of this condition has been little studied, even people under 30 suffer. The syndrome is associated with the main ailment in only half the cases, but it haunts the patient throughout life, alternating with states of remission. The onset of anxiety is usually sudden, which is often provoked
malfunctions of the central nervous system;
overstrain and high fatigue.
Symptoms are aggravated by the use of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and if treatment of such diseases as
malfunctions in the blood supply system;
lack of magnesium in the body;
iron deficiency anemia;
inflammatory joint diseases.
Provided that the secondary syndrome appears in most cases after 40 years of age or later, special attention should be paid to RLS when detected in pregnant women: the level of complaints is many times higher than in non-pregnant women. Genetically, the transmission of the disease from mother to fetus is high enough, this is a threat when bearing a child.
How to treat an ailment A classic technique is known in the treatment of Willis disease (RLS), which includes the following steps:
consultation with a psychotherapist;
treatment with folk remedies;
physiotherapy and LF;
the right approach to preparing for bed.
Having determined the cause of the disease state, they begin complex treatment of Ekbom syndrome. And the earlier the diagnosis is made, the greater the chance of healing.
Drug treatment RLS is treated if there are clear symptoms and chronic insomnia with medical drugs. In simple cases, sedative homeopathic remedies work well (valerian, motherwort). Comprehensive treatment involves the use of several pharmaceuticals – anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines (clonazepam, alprazolam), dopaminergic drugs (levodopa, levodopa + benserazide, bromocriptine, pramipexole). When treating RLS with drugs to correct a person’s attention shift, they do not always help to establish sleep, it is better to prescribe them with sleeping pills, anxiety-reducing or sedative drugs.
Mandatory precaution involves the treatment of RLS in pregnant women. It is advisable to use non-drug therapy, lightweight soothing medications and products containing folic acid and iron. It is recommended to prescribe in moderate doses of levodopa or clonazepam. Antidepressants and antipsychotics are prohibited for patients with depression. Anesthetizing drugs (tramadol, codeine, etc.) will help optimally reduce restless legs syndrome, but to prevent addiction, they are prescribed in rare individual moments.
You can use folk remedies and non-drug methods
With non-drug treatment measures, it is especially important
normalize the patient’s day regimen;
reduce daily physical activity;
make regular walks before bedtime;
introduce a special sleep mode:
apply a minimum of caffeinated products;
give up alcohol and smoking.
Among the proposed radical non-pharmacological agents for RLS, warm foot baths preceding night sleep are effective. A large group of patients respond well to certain types of physiotherapy during treatment: magnetic procedures, massage of the legs and feet, exposure to high-frequency currents on the surface tissues of the lower extremities.
Among folk remedies, hardening is also offered – dousing the legs alternately with hot and cold water. Breathing exercises and vitamin teas, doing yoga and refusing spicy foods – all this will add effect in the treatment of the disease.
By taking advantage of these suggestions and making the procedures regular, you can reduce or permanently eliminate restless legs syndrome.