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Restless Legs Syndrome


Restless legs syndrome usually strikes at night, causing a sensation of numbness, "pins and needles," combined with achiness. It affects about 15% of the population, and is common in middle-aged women. Relief from the symptoms can often be found by simply moving the legs.

The cause of this condition is unknown. Some contributing factors may be rheumatoid Arthritis, addiction to caffeine or cigarettes, Pregnancy, or Hypoglycaemia.


Iron (1)
Folic Acid (2)
Vitamin E (3)


1. O?Keeffe ST, Gavin K, Lavan JN. Iron status and restless legs syndrome in the elderly. Age Ageing 1994;23:200-203.
2. Botez MI. Folate deficiency and neurological disorders in adults. Med Hypotheses 1976;2:135-40.
3. Ayres S Jr, Mihan R. "Restless legs" syndrome: Response to Vitamin E. J Appl Nutr 1973;25:8-15.


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