Restless legs syndrome may raise cardiovascular death risk

On December 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that the sleep and sensorimotor disorder called restless legs syndrome may raise the risk of heart-related death, particularly among older women. RLS could endanger women’s cardiovascular health. Restless legs syndrome (RLS), which is “a sleep and a neurological sensory disorder,” affects…

Foot wrap shows promise as drug-free option to treat restless legs syndrome

On June 29, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

An adjustable foot wrap that applies pressure to two muscles in the foot may offer patients with restless legs syndrome an effective alternative to drugs as a way to ease symptoms when trying to rest or go to sleep. In a pilot study, researchers found the device was 1.4…

Study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems

On October 9, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Research draws on database of 3 million Veterans Imagine trying to lie down and rest but feeling an uncontrollable urge to keep moving your legs. That, in a nutshell, is the ongoing ordeal facing people with restless legs syndrome. Considered a neurological, sleep, or movement disorder, RLS affects…