Types of Restless Legs Syndrome
Primary Restless Legs Syndrome – Primary RLS is the most common of the two and is hereditary. The cause is not known, though extensive research on the subject is being done worldwide.
Secondary Restless Legs Syndrome – Secondary RLS is caused by an underlying medical condition such anemia, iron deficiency, pregnancy, kidney failure, diabetes, or nerve damage. Environmental factors, stress, and the use of certain drugs can also cause secondary Restless Legs Syndrome.
If you have symptoms and your sleep is being disrupted, it is vital for your health and quality of life that you seek help from a sleep specialist, who can help you manage your symptoms and provide medical treatment if necessary.