What causes Restless legs syndrome?

Hey everyone. I know that restless legs syndrome is an irresistible urge to move your limbs to stop uncomfortable sensations. But what actually causes it?

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Authored By Semhar Abraha on Monday 5th November 2012

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Dr Luma Khalid
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Posted over 7 years ago

Restless leg syndrome is an incompletely understood sensorimotor disorder affecting the lower limbs of the body resulting in an intense desire to move them and temporarily relief obtained as a result.

The underlying pathophysiology is not clea

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Vicki Coffin
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Posted over 7 years ago

The best explanation I have seen, is that in susceptible people (genetic alterations, sensitivity to drugs, toxins that alter dopamine neurons, dopamine neuronal loss) the neurons in the substania nigra do not have enough transferrin ( a protein that b

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Seán Maguire
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Posted over 7 years ago

Restless Leg Syndrome is somewhat of a misnomer as it is often considered to be a symptom of sympathetic overdrive rather than a specific condition. As such, there are a variety of known substances, drugs, and chemical imbalances associated with the co

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