Dr. Madison shares what the connection between restless leg syndrome (RLS) and iron deficiency in women is.
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EmpowHer Asks: What’s the connection between restless leg syndrome & iron deficiency in women? Susan Madison, M.D., PH.D., FCCP, FAASM Diplomat, American Board of Sleep Medicine Iron deficiency appears to be— iron deficiency to of the brain appears to be related to this problem, meaning that the more the deficient certain areas of the brain are the more severe the restless leg syndrome symptoms. And interestingly in both patients who are alive as well in autopsy studies meaning patients that you know that has sleep apnea their brains were kind of donated to science and then they could, there could be studies done to see what is restless leg syndrome in terms of the anatomy and it looks like from this wonderful studies that iron deficiency is—