Hereditary the “shaking” of the feet at night- If you have a sibling or other blood relative who spends sleepless nights because his feet constantly shaken note: may be suffering without knowing it, from the restless legs syndrome _ if confirmed, and you run much more likely than average to express!
This is the message of a new study published in the journal «Archives of Neurology» and is one of the best on the subject. The scientists conducted by the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who recruited 671 subjects: 192 patients with the syndrome who were diagnosed with Sleep Clinic and 479 relatives who first responded to questionnaires by phone.
As noted, the siblings of patients were 3.6 times more likely to develop the syndrome compared with other relatives. His children had a parent with the syndrome were almost twice the risk of events.
The restless legs syndrome is extremely common, and affects up to 10% of adults. Unfortunately most do not know, so to spend sleepless nights, have to get up to walk, as walking is the only thing that can alleviate their symptoms. However, “no one needs to suffer without treatment,” says lead researcher Dr. Guy A. Roula, professor of medicine at the University.
“There are treatments for it. If for example symptoms due to iron deficiency, taking supplements can help, and there are special medications that really help patients. ”
The restless legs syndrome patients actually causes an irresistible need to move their feet when there is no reason to do except sleep, complicates any activity that requires long hours of immobility.
These symptoms usually occur exclusively or aggravated in the afternoon and evening, and the patient relieved if they get up and walk or do stretching the legs.
Unfortunately, the diagnosis is usually delayed because the initial symptoms are usually attributed to something else, like poor circulation or arthritis, resulting in approximately 40% of cases to spend at least two decades before the patient know what is!