Treatment For Restless Leg Syndrome

Written by Jenni Wiltz
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There is no single preferred method of treatment for restless leg syndrome. The solution depends on the exact nature of the problem and the degree of disruption to your everyday life. Doctors have not been able to isolate the cause of RLS, and as such, cannot simply prescribe a single medication that will eradicate the symptoms.

Iron supplements are a good way of immune system boosting, which has been shown to help in mild to moderate RLS cases. Other vitamin supplements you might want to consider are vitamin B12, folate, and magnesium. Each of these vital ingredients are often found to be deficient in victims of RLS.

Non--Medicinal Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome

If the idea of taking supplements or medication scares you, you are definitely not alone. I've talked with many people who have made minor lifestyle changes that have helped greatly. The first step is to determine when your RLS is the worst: morning, evening, or during any period of inactivity.

If you can isolate possible reasons for flare-ups of RLS, you can start to fight them. If the enforced inactivity of a desk job is a possible cause, talk to your boss about taking frequent walking breaks during the workday. Perhaps your morning cup of coffee is triggering RLS episodes with caffeine, in which case you might want to consider caffeine-free or herbal alternatives. What's certain is that until there is one proven treatment for restless leg syndrome, you are your own best judge of what will help the most.


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