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Restless legs: Introduction

Restless legs: An increased movement of legs during sleep. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Restless legs, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Restless legs:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Restless legs. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Restless legs: Symptom Checker

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Medications or substances causing Restless legs:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Restless legs as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Restless legs: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Restless legs

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Misdiagnosis and Restless legs

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Definitions of Restless legs:

Feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Restless legs

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How Common are these Causes of Restless legs?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Restless legs. Of the 13 causes of Restless legs that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Restless legs:

The following list of conditions have 'Restless legs' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Restless legs Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Restless legs based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Classifications of Restless legs:

    Medical Conditions associated with Restless legs:

    Restlessness (380 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Sleeping problems (873 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Nocturnal symptoms (698 causes)

    Symptoms related to Restless legs:

    Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Restlessness (380 causes), Difficulty sleeping, Leg spasms, Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Normal snoring with periodic limb movement, Leg cramps (13 causes), Chronic insomnia, Sleep disturbance due to medications/drugs, Restless leg syndrome (21 causes), Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Peripheral vascular disease, Deep venous thrombosis, Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Sleep deprivation, Sleep anxiety

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