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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Restless Legs Syndrome includes:

Other underlying conditions related to Restless Legs Syndrome:

Source: Diseases Database

Discussion of underlying conditions of Restless Legs Syndrome:

Some women experience RLS during pregnancy, especially in the last months but the symptoms usually disappear after delivery. Patients with low iron levels or anemia may be more prone to developing RLS. The symptoms may improve once the iron level or anemia is corrected. Kidney failure quite often leads to RLS. Other chronic diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and peripheral neuropathy may also be associated with RLS. Decreasing caffeine consumption may improve symptoms. (Source: excerpt from Restless Legs Syndrome: NWHIC)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Restless Legs Syndrome. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Restless Legs Syndrome. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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