100 Questions & Answers About Restless Legs Syndrome by Sudhansu Chokroverty

By Sudhansu Chokroverty

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer or a family member of somebody with stressed Legs Syndrome, this booklet deals details and luxury. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately stressed Legs Syndrome offers authoritative, useful solutions to the commonest questions requested by way of sufferers. This easy-to-read ebook is a whole advisor to realizing signs, analysis, remedy, post-treatment caliber of existence, and lots more and plenty extra. together with real statement from sufferers, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately stressed Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil brought on by this .

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RLS is generally considered a chronic disorder with a progressive course. Although some patients will experience intermittent remissions of symptoms for weeks to months, overall the disease progresses over time. The course of the disease is usually more slowly progressive in those who develop symptoms at an earlier age (younger than 45 years) than in those persons whose symptoms first appear at a later age. The patients presenting to the physicians at a later age generally experience a more rapid course, and the RLS is often associated with comorbid conditions that may have been responsible for or aggravated the RLS.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome register respiratory effort by recording chest and abdominal excursion during breathing. In the most common type of sleep apnea, the air flow channels recording the activities from the sensors placed below the nose show no activity or markedly reduced activity, whereas the channels registering chest and abdominal movements are deflected in opposite directions, indicating obstruction in the upper airway passage at the back of the tongue. To record snoring, a small microphone is attached over the front of the neck.

In akathisia, the whole body is in restless motion; in RLS, the urge to move while restless is limited to the legs. Another feature that differentiates akathisia from RLS is that the movements of restlessness in akathisia are present throughout the day but may become worse in the evening. There is no pattern of worsening or exclusive presentation of the symptoms in the evening, however—unlike that noted in RLS. Finally, the movements in akathisia do not occur as a result of an urge to move preceded by discomfort, unlike that noted in RLS.

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