ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Ultrasound Therapy for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

Curcumin: The All In One Solution, Part 2

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Vitamin D deficiency + high fat diet = metabolic syndrome

Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night

Use Burdock Oil to Promote Healthy Hair Growth

Meet Your Weight Loss Goals

AMA journal associates iron deficiency with hearing loss

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, resea...

Lutein linked to preservation of crystallized intelligence

 
Print Page
Email Article

Restless Legs Syndrome: A Common Disorder in Patients with Rheumatologic Conditions – Source: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Oct 29, 2007

  [ 87 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By WA Hening and CK Caivano • www.ProHealth.com • November 20, 2007


Objectives: To review the symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment of the restless legs syndrome (RLS), and its relevance within rheumatologic practice.

Methods: Review of the scientific literature on RLS to summarize symptom presentation, burden, diagnosis, treatment, and association with rheumatologic conditions.

Results: RLS is a sensorimotor neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by unpleasant sensations within the legs. These sensations are sometimes described as achy or painful. They may cause sleep disruption and impair quality of life.

RLS may be primary, of unknown etiology, with a likely genetic basis, or secondary, provoked by other conditions. Secondary RLS often improves when the underlying condition is treated or resolves.

Since RLS is common in rheumatologic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatologists need to be familiar with the condition. Primary care physicians may misattribute RLS symptoms to other conditions and refer patients to specialists for treatment. Since RLS symptoms can be similar to, and mistaken for, symptoms in rheumatologic diseases, patients may be referred to rheumatologists. Therefore, it is important that rheumatologists be able to recognize, differentiate, diagnose, and treat RLS.

Conclusions: The clinical diagnosis of RLS is based on 4 essential diagnostic criteria related to the urge to move that characterizes this disorder.

n Beyond good sleep hygiene and behavioral measures,

n Dopaminergic [related to the neurotransmitter dopamine] agents are first-line treatments for primary RLS.

n Anticonvulsants, opioids, and sedative/hypnotics may also have a role in management.

Source: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2007 Oct 29; [E-pub ahead of print] PMID: 17977584 , by Hening WA, Caivano CK. Neurology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Optimized Curcumin Longvida®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know
Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map