The Question Of Restless Leg Syndrome

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  Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) has become an interesting discussion topic in Superficial Siderosis circles so my question: Is there a connection between SS and RLS? Or does the fact RLS affects 8% of the population¹ suggest it’s simple law-of-averages accounting for so many people now reporting problems? What is RLS? Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that can affect anyone. Research into Restless Leg Syndrome has increased over the last 20 years in relation to a higher percentage of the population now touched by this very painful syndrome. RLS most often causes uncontrollable movements of the lower legs and is often accompanied by painful or uncomfortable sensations. It occurs during times of rest with symptoms lessening while you are active.¹ While the research found RLS can run in families suggesting specific variations have a genetic component there is sometimes a connection to peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms involve both

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