What's Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)?
RLS is a neurological movement disorder where there is a strong urge to move the body in order to end strange or uncomfortable sensations felt in the extremities (primarily the legs, but it may also be the arms, head, trunk, phantom limbs) . RLS often occurs when a person is at rest or in the middle of the night when they are trying to sleep but can't because it grows more intense, and the only sense of relief found is by moving the area. Some will describe the describe the sensation as more than uncomfortable, it may downright irritating or painful.
Is there a Cause For RLS?
The cause of the disease is not known, but genetics are believed to be involved. There is also some indication that leads many to believe decreased iron levels in the brain cause it or a malfunction in the basal ganglia dopamine pathways. Although it is not confirmed there are a list of factors potentially involved found in people who later develop it:
- Those in the last term of their pregnancy although it seems to go away itself about a month after delivering.
- Being overweight
- People diagnosed with chronic illnesses like diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and kidney failure. Normally, when the underlying cause is found and treated, it helps alleviate symptoms.
- Use of certain drugs, such as cold and allergy medications, antipsychotics, antinausea or antidepressants, can worsen the symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome
- Weird feeling in the legs (or other areas) whenever they sit or lay down
- Restless night and symptom-free morning
- Itchy feeling, tingling, muscle cramps, twitching, pain
- Chronic fatigue due to lack of sleep (insomnia)
- Long period of inactivity
Living with RLS can be hard, especially when it stops you from being able to do the things you want to do each day. Nonetheless, it is possible to relieve the symptoms, which are primarily discomfort or pain, that is associated with the disease. The primary option that is advertised to treat RLS is by using medications such as dopaminergic agents made to increase the amount of dopamine in the body. Opiods, like codeine, may also used during the night for pain relief; benzodiazepines help induce sleep; anticonvulsants lower the sensory disturbances a person feels. The downside that comes with using a lot of these products is that they all have a list of side-effects that come with using it. Due to this, more and more people try to look at different approaches to ease the symptoms of RLS.
Treat the Pain Caused by RLS Naturally Using Baltic Essentials Amber
The main symptoms caused by RLS are pain and discomfort that seem to come and go away, and while there is yet to be a complete cure for RLS itself, treating the pain due to Restless Leg Syndrome is very possible. The goal is to keep the pain in the remittance stage for as long as possible so it does not return. Baltic Essentials Amber can treat pain due to Restless Leg Syndrome naturally. Amber is made from fossilized resin and the analgesic substance it contains, succinic acid, can ease the swelling or feeling of pain ranging from mild to severe that comes with RLS. It is also abundant in anti-inflammatory properties. Amber is wonderful for restoring balance back for those who are suffering from fatigue. When it is worn across the skin, the body's warmth allows the healing properties from the necklace to travel into the bloodstream. Pain due to Restless Leg Syndrome can go away by wearing the necklaces or bracelets available.