Alzheimer's / Dementia Restless Legs Syndrome

Why is my leg shaking?

Leg shaking can be a subtle annoyance or an intense experience that causes muscle tension and difficulty walking. Many issues, ranging from restless legs syndrome (RLS) to serious conditions such as dementia, can cause someone’s leg to shake. It is not possible to diagnose the cause of shaky legs based on symptoms alone. For this […]

Fibromyalgia Restless Legs Syndrome

Natural remedies for fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder that causes pain, tenderness, and fatigue in the muscles of specific parts of the body, including the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. The pain occurs when someone puts pressure on the affected areas. Doctors do not fully understand what causes fibromyalgia. Anyone can develop it, but it appears […]

Restless Legs Syndrome Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

For the first time, researchers have found genetic links between sleep disturbance and a range of conditions, such as restless legs syndrome, obesity, and schizophrenia. The study identifies genetic links between sleep disturbance and a range of health conditions, including restless legs syndrome, obesity, and schizophrenia. In the journal Nature Genetics, scientists from the United […]

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome: Study raises hope for better drugs

John Hopkins researchers may have discovered why insomnia persists in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), despite successful treatment of the condition. Few drugs effectively treat RLS while also improving sleep. People with restless legs syndrome, sometimes called “jimmy legs,” have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs. The condition varies in severity and can […]