Advanced Vascular Surgery has more than sixty years of combined experience helping numerous patients in the Kalamazoo area with Restless Leg Syndrome (or Willis-Ekbom Disease). We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in cutting-edge technology, so our experienced surgeons can help patients through the entire process to ensure you receive the best possible care. If you are concerned about the symptoms you are suffering from, schedule an appointment with one of our professionals will give you a thorough examination and determine the best possible treatment for your Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
People who suffer from RLS experience a nearly uncontrollable urge to move their legs due to extremely uncomfortable sensations. These throbbing, itching, or crawling sensations will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the RLS. The thing that distinguishes RLS from other symptoms is the fact that people with this condition generally have an early morning period in which the symptoms subside, but the symptoms will flare up at night.
While some genetic correlations, like the patient’s family history and possible genetic variants, have been discovered through research, most cases of RLS have unknown causes. Most research indicates that the dopamine receptors in the brain and the utilization of the dopamine may potentially be responsible for causing RLS in patients.
There are five main criteria that doctors look for when diagnosing RLS:
Because each case and each patient is unique, there are several possible options that your doctor may choose to treat your RLS, including iron supplements, anti-seizure medication, dopaminergic agents, or other prescriptions medications in addition to possible lifestyle changes. Our experienced professionals will look through your medical history and other ailments to determine what is the best possible treatment plan for your specific case.
Advanced Vascular Surgery will continue to stay up to date on all the latest research to provide the best possible care and treatment for RLS. Schedule an appointment today, so we can formulate a treatment plan for you.