Are you one of the 29% of people who suffer from RLS? To have your legs twitch & jump, vibrate or move constantly while you are trying to get to sleep at night can be very disturbing. So what causes Restless Leg Syndrome and what can be done to help? Studies in this area have indicated the following issues:
- Underlying systemic inflammation is usually present in the body
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth was found in a study by the Washington University School of Medicine (2011) to be present in 69% of those with RLS, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in 28%
- Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be associated with RLS in several studies worldwide
- Iron deficiency in the central nervous system has also been found to be associated with RLS by impairing Dopamine function. Iron deficiency is frequently secondary to inflammation in the gut related to SIBO or other gut infection
If your sleep is disturbed by Restless Leg Syndrome call Coast Natural Health nutritionist Karen Emans on 0408748532 to discuss our RLS treatment program.