Try a Healing Massage to Improve Your Health and Relieve Arthritis Pain

Try a Healing Massage to Improve Your Health and Relieve Arthritis Pain

The improvements in medical treatments have grown immensely in the last few years, and we now have many pills available to treat a myriad of diseases. We have pills to help up sleep, stay awake, get rid of headache, correct a chemical imbalance, and so many others that we could not possibly list them here. While in many ways these pills are great, they nearly all have the possibility of side effects. While some side…

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Hydrotherapy for Arthritis Pain

Hydrotherapy for Arthritis Pain

Hydrotherapy has been around for many years and is one of the oldest medical treatments for treating diseases such as arthritis. It consists of using water (usually warm) to help sooth pains. In ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greek and Roman, they often bathed royalty with essential oils and flowers. Another version of this would be the use of Hot Springs, which has been known to improve health and circulation. Today there are different forms…

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Some stretches for Restless Leg Syndrome

Some stretches for Restless Leg Syndrome

Although it is commonly believed that RLS is a neurological problem, the evidence in this regards is inconclusive. There are also some who believe RLS to be a result of insufficient blood circulation. Whatever is the cause, exercise has been found to be very effective in dealing with the symptoms of RLS. Simple stretching exercise can help a lot in alleviating these symptoms. Here is a list of three stretches for you to get started;…

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Signs to look out for Restless Leg Syndrome

Signs to look out for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg Syndrome as the name suggests is associated with the unpleasant sensations in the legs. These sensations are of varied nature and can range from burning, aching, itching, and tingling to even numbness and no sensations at all. Not only these sensations differ from person to person they can vary in their intensity and frequency. One thing that is common in all cases of RLS is a strong urge to move the legs. Movement…

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Self –Help treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome

Self –Help treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS is a permanent and lifelong condition and a person suffering from it has to learn ways to deal with it. This condition is more common in its mild or moderate form where medication in not normally prescribed. Medication may provide immediate relief but it has side effects and as such it is not recommended for long term use. In such a situation, it is best for a person to look for self help treatments….

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Importance of good sleep in Restless Leg Syndrome

Importance of good sleep in Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS is so closely associated with sleep disorders that it is sometimes placed in the same category as Insomnia. A good night’s sleep is vitally important for everybody. It recharges a person’s battery and provides energy for all their daily activities. A person suffering from RLS suffers from frequent disruptions of sleep. While trying to sleep the feelings of itching, burning and crawling start growing in the legs and a person is left with no…

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Medications used in treating Restless Leg Syndrome

Medications used in treating Restless Leg Syndrome

Medication is usually the last option that shall be tried by a person suffering from RLS. It is always advised to first treat any underlying condition of RLS such as iron deficiency or peripheral neuropathy. If no such conditions are present then the treatment should focus on lifestyle modifications. In the last resort when these are also not effective, one may opt for pharmacologic methods. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of two…

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What role does lifestyle play in Restless Leg Syndrome?

What role does lifestyle play in Restless Leg Syndrome?

In today’s world a person’s lifestyle has a great bearing on all aspects of their life. Hectic pace, abnormal work hours and tight deadlines play havoc on an individual’s health. Stress, which is a byproduct of such a lifestyle, is one of the major contributors to RLS. It has been observed that changes in lifestyle can go a long way in not only alleviating the symptoms of RLS but also in increasing general well being…

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How Diet and Exercise can help Restless Leg Syndrome?

How Diet and Exercise can help Restless Leg Syndrome?

RLS is a common problem with one in ten people suffering from its symptoms. It is different from other ailments as the exact nature of its origin is still not fully understood. It was earlier thought that RLS is purely a neurological problem and medication is the only treatment. However various studies in this field have shown that there a number of contributing factors leading to this condition. One of the main factors responsible for…

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Latest in Research on Restless Leg Syndrome

Latest in Research on Restless Leg Syndrome

When a person is dealing with a problem such as RLS which is a life-long condition without a permanent cure, it is important that one keeps themselves aware of all the latest developments in this area. A group of scientists from US, Canada and Europe studied about 5000 RLS patients and 7280 patients without it. This study was published in PLoS Genetics in July 2011 and lists new Genetic risk factors for this disorder. The…

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