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    Suggest treatment for restless leg syndrome

Posted on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: i have restless leg in both of my legs. it is only getting worse. is there something I am lacking that I can take to help. YYYY@YYYY
Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rule out a neurological cause

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

Restless leg syndrome is usually caused by various reasons like electrolyte imbalance,calcium,vitamin D deficiency,reduced blood supply to the leg muscles and nerves or a neurological cause.

Now that you are already taking pramipexole dihydro er tab,i would suggest you to take multivitamin and calcium tablets for atleast a month.

An atrerial color doppler study of the leg will help rule out a vascular insuffuciency.A detailed blood investigation profile including hemogram,serum electrolytes,serum calcium and thyroid profile needs to be done.

If these measures do not help,an underlying neurological cause will need a consideration.
An MRI of brain and a neurologist's opinion will help.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

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