If you experience an uncontrollable urge to move your legs due to discomfort that worsens when you try to sleep, you may have restless leg syndrome. Yash Mehndiratta, MD, and the highly trained team at Sleep Services of Maryland LLC treat restless leg syndrome at two locations in Rockville and Germantown, Maryland. To find relief from restless leg syndrome, call or book an appointment online today.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a disorder that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. Its characteristic symptoms:
RLS has a variety of possible causes. Some patients may have a genetic tendency toward developing RLS. However, venous hypertension is well reported to be a contributing factor for the appearance of the symptoms of RLS. Venous hypertension is the result of veno-occlusive disease or the malfunction of the valves in the superficial veins.
You may have a higher chance of developing RLS if you have diabetes or kidney failure. It is also well reported in the last trimester of pregnancy.
To diagnose restless leg syndrome, your provider at Sleep Services of Maryland LLC reviews your medical history and symptoms. They perform a physical exam and may take blood tests to check for an underlying condition that may cause restless leg syndrome, such as an iron deficiency.
Then, they discuss the best course of treatment for your particular condition. Depending on your needs, treatment for restless leg syndrome may include:
If the urge to move your legs keeps you awake at night, don’t hesitate to call Sleep Services of Maryland LLC, or schedule an appointment online for expert care.