2010-12-06 Restless Legs Syndrome in Pregnancy Linked
to Later Risk - Study Shows Higher Risk of Chronic RLS for Women Who Had
Condition in Pregnancy
Women who had restless
legs syndrome (RLS) while pregnant
were four times more likely to have the condition again after their
pregnancies, and were three times more likely to have the chronic form of the
condition, according to a small European study.
Researchers led by Mauro Manconi, MD, PhD, from Vita-Salute University in Milan,
Italy, and colleagues compared 74 women who had experienced restless legs
syndrome during their pregnancies and 133 women who had not.
legs syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by uncomfortable
sensations in the legs that sometimes lead to a feeling of needing to move the
legs for relief. Symptoms are often worse during the night. The disorder
affects about 10% of the U.S. population.(Read entire article)
2010-12-06 Have restless legs syndrome during pregnancy? It may reappear later
Women with transient restless legs syndrome (RLS)
during pregnancy appear to be at a higher risk of developing a chronic form of
RLS later in life or have the same symptoms during future pregnancies,
according to new research published in the December 7, 2010, print issue of Neurology,
the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. RLS is a
sleep-related motor disorder that causes an unpleasant feeling in the legs. The
condition generally worsens during rest at night and improves with movement.
Symptoms tend to progress with age.(Read entire article)