Restless Legs Syndrome

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Restless legs syndrome is unpleasant paresthesias associated with twitching of the DKK and dull pains in the lower limbs. They occur in elderly people, in pregnancy, in polyneuropathies and nephropathies. The problems are present at rest, especially in the evening before falling asleep. The pain subsides with movement, therefore forcing the patient to walk. They disturb falling asleep and sleep - we classify them in the group of dyssomnias.

It occurs more often in men.


  1. primary: apparently genetically conditioned form;
  2. secondary: in polyneuropathy (e.g.. diabetic, uremic, alcoholic), Parkinson's disease, avitaminosis B, hyperlipidemia, amyloidosis, porphyria etc.



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