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Restless legs syndrome: pathophysiology and the role of iron and folate.

  title={Restless legs syndrome: pathophysiology and the role of iron and folate.},
  author={Lyn Patrick},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  volume={12 2},
  • L. Patrick
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Medicine
  • Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common movement disorder characterized by a circadian variation in symptoms involving an urge to move the limbs, usually the legs. Pregnant women, patients with end-stage renal disease or iron-deficiency anemia, and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) have a significantly higher prevalence of RLS. The classic presentation includes the onset or worsening of symptoms when at rest and the circadian pattern of exacerbation of symptoms at… 

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