Doctor Oz did a segment on Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS. RLS can cause pain during the day, but tends to get worse at night. Do you know the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome? Or are you looking for RLS cures or Restless Leg Syndrome Home Remedies? Dr Oz covered all of this!
Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms:
1. Strong urge to move your legs
2. It is worse when you are lying down or sitting still
3. You only get relief by moving around
4. It happens at night
Dr Oz said that you can get RLS irritation on the back of your calf or other places including your hip or ankle. It will feel like a crawling, tingling, strange, jerking or burning feeling. 12 million Americans have Restless Leg Syndrome and there seems to be a genetic link to it. Kids can get RLS, and women can get it during the last months of their pregnancy, but it can strike at any time.
Restless Leg Syndrome Foods
Helpful foods and items include iron and lavender soap. Dr Oz said that RLS is often caused by an iron deficiency, hence why iron supplements may be helpful.
Harmful foods and items include chocolate, coffee and cocktails: the 3 C’s.
Prescription drugs fall somewhere in between helpful and harmful because some anti-depressants or sleep medicines can cause Restless Leg Syndrome while some new drugs seem to work to cure RLS.
Restless Leg Syndrome Home Remedy: Lavender Soap
Dr Oz said that some people swear by putting some natural lavender bars of soap under a sheet that your legs will lie on top of. The lavender fragrance comes up through the sheet and apparently some people find it helps significantly with their Restless Leg Syndrome.