our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
refined sugar builds up large quantities of lactic
acid. Lactic acid makes people restless because
it lowers oxygen in the tissues. This is behind
restless leg syndrome and hyperactivity in
children. Various B vitamins can also get
depleted when refined sugars and refined grains are
RLS also appears to be related to the following
factors or conditions:
- Chronic diseases such as kidney failure,
diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. Treating the
underlying condition often provides relief from
- Certain medications that may aggravate symptoms.
These medications include antinausea drugs (prochlorperazine
or metoclopramide), antipsychotic drugs (haloperidol
or phenothiazine derivatives), antidepressants
that increase serotonin, and some cold and allergy
medications-that contain sedating antihistamines.
- Pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. In
most cases, symptoms usually disappear within 4
weeks after delivery.
Alcohol and sleep deprivation also may aggravate or
trigger symptoms in some individuals. Reducing or
completely eliminating these factors may relieve
symptoms, but it is unclear if this can prevent RLS
symptoms from occurring at all.
Eric Berg talks about B1 Deficiency and how it causes
Restless Leg Syndrome
can see his vidoe here
may find you have other symptoms beside Restless Leg
Syndrome, check out the video.
suggest Benfotiamine as a form of B1 that will be used
by the body and will be able to handle the deficiency.
our article on the B1
formula we suggest.
Listen to this educational video by Dr. Berg Restless Leg
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