Overview

It is likely that the best alternative therapy will combine both conventional and alternative approaches. Levodopa may be combined with a therapy that relieves pain, relaxes muscles, or focuses in general on the nervous system and the brain. Any s...[read article]

Tests for Restless Leg Syndrome

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Polysomnography is a study or test done while a person is fully asleep. You will be observed while you sleep so that your doctor can record data about your sleep pa...  More
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Neurological Examination
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Medical Procedures for Restless Leg Syndrome

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Cold Pack Treatment
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Prescribed Medications for Restless Leg Syndrome

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CLONAZEPAM (kloe NA ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat certain types of seizures. It is also used to treat panic disorder.  More
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ROPINIROLE (roe PIN i role) is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It helps to improve muscle control and movement difficulties. It is also used...  More
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PRAMIPEXOLE (pra mi PEX ole) is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat Restless Legs Syndrome.  More
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DIAZEPAM (dye AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal, relax muscles, and treat certai...  More
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CARBIDOPA;LEVODOPA (kar bi DOE pa; lee voe DOE pa) is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.  More
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GABAPENTIN (GA ba pen tin) is used to treat Restless Legs Syndrome.  More
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ROTIGOTINE (roe TIG oh teen) is used to control the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.  More
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Self Care for Restless Leg Syndrome

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Stretching Exercises
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Heat Pad Treatment
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A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the perineum (the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum). A sitz bath can be used for everyday persona...  More
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Adequate Sleep
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Lifestyle Modification
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Alcohol Abstinence
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Reduce Caffeine Intake
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Herbs and Supplements for Restless Leg Syndrome What's this?

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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Restless Leg Syndrome What's this?

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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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