- Parkinson's Clinic INT
Restless Leg Syndrome - Effective, Natural Therapy
Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a highly debilitating condition characterized by uncomfortable leg twitching, jolting, pulling, creeping, crawling, tingling, cramping with a strong urge to move the legs. Generally the symptoms worsen in the afternoon and evening, especially at bedtime. The condition can seriously interfere with sleep and relaxation. Luckily, there are some very effective ways to improve and even eliminate these symptoms.
Before embarking on more involved program make sure that you are properly hydrated.
Next we recommend basic blood tests for thyroid hormones, glucose, magnesium, potassium and iron.Taking regular Epsom salt baths may also bring some relief.
If getting hydrated, optimizing your hormones and mineral status didn't bring the relief you are looking for, adding amino acid therapy may help. It’s been found that restless leg syndrome just like Parkinson’s is a dopamine dominant disorder that may require a substantial amount of support for dopamine in balance with other amino acids. Once the right balance of amino acids is found and proper neurotransmitter function is restored, the discomfort, pain and constant need to move the legs will resolve.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that affects many functions in the body. Symptoms of dopamine disorder include constipation, digestive difficulties, low libido, excessive sleepiness, movement disorders, tremors, difficulty to control muscle movement, decline in physical strength, forgetfulness, aggression, depression, mood swings, lack of concentration and many more..
In fact, conventional medicine uses the same medications (Sinemet, Mirapex, Requip….) to treat RLS and Parkinson’s disease. These medications are intended to increase dopamine, however to be effective dopamine have to be balanced with other essential neurotransmitters. Long term use of prescription medications like Sinemet comes with side effects that can compromise your health.
Support yourself with the necessary nutrients and, if you don’t get desire symptom relief, consider contacting health professional specializing in amino acid therapy. Using amino acid therapy have brought relief to thousands of people suffering from restless leg syndrome. If you have questions or need additional support to find the right program for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to help.