Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): Irresistible desire to move your legs
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in the Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible desire to move the legs, particularly in resting or sitting positions.
Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, such as uncomfortable sensations in the legs and the urge to move. In addition, a careful search for the organic causes is particularly important to us at Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf.
The treatment at Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf is determined on the basis of the diagnostics and includes drug therapy, lifestyle changes, physical activity and, if necessary, physical therapy.
Sometimes an iron deficiency in the body is also identified as the cause. Iron deficiency can be compensated for by the following measures:
- Diet: Consumption of foods rich in iron such as meat, poultry, fish, whole grains, legumes and green vegetables.
- Iron supplements: Taking iron supplements as a dietary supplement under medical supervision.
- Vitamin C intake: Vitamin C intake can improve the absorption of iron from food.
- Avoidance of inhibitors: reducing the intake of foods or substances that inhibit iron absorption (e.g. caffeine, calcium).
It is important that iron deficiency is treated under medical supervision to ensure appropriate therapy is administered.