Restless Leg Syndrome Winston Salem NC

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) in Winston Salem is a condition which affects approximately 10% of the current United States population. Anyone can be affected by it, young, old, men, and women have all suffered from it affects. The symptoms of restless leg syndrome can range from mild annoyance to extremely painful.

John Richard Wolfe, MD
(336) 718-0100
1381 Westgate Center Dr
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Forsyth Mem Hosp, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Forsyth Internal Medicine Associates

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Jesse Earle Roberts, MD
(919) 326-1100
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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Nilamadhab Mishra
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Douglas Lee Metcalf, MD
(336) 768-6161
1900 S Hawthorne Rd Ste 652
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1976

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Tamer Alsebai, MD
(870) 628-6288
Medicine Center Boulevard,
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kenneth Stuart O Rourke
(336) 716-2177
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Kavita Ann Thomas, MD
(321) 841-5145
260 Adams Morgan Ct
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr.Kenneth ORourke
Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
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M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Douglas Lee Metcalf
(336) 277-0361
1900 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kenneth Stuart O'Rourke, MD
(910) 716-4209
3545 Summerfield Ln
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Wake Forest University Baptist

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Restless Leg Syndrome

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Restless Leg Syndrome - Its Cause’s and Symptoms

Author: Andrew Bicknell
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition which affects approximately 10% of the current United States population. Anyone can be affected by it, young, old, men, and women have all suffered from it affects. The symptoms of restless leg syndrome can range from mild annoyance to extremely painful.

Restless leg syndrome occurs when a person’s legs become extremely uncomfortable and is characterized by unpleasant sensations such as burning, creeping, and tugging, much like having insects crawling around just under the skin of the legs. These sensations create an uncontrollable urge to get up and walk around to try and get some relief. The interesting thing is getting up and walking around usually does help mitigate the symptoms to the point where the person suffering them can go back to bed and fall asleep. In more severe cases though, medical intervention and treatment may be needed. Although research into the causes of restless leg syndrome is ongoing at this time there is no specific known cause. There is conjecture that a neurological disorder or chemical imbalance in the brain, notably the chemical dopamine, is responsible for the symptoms of RLS. Dopamine is responsible for the nerve impulses that control muscle movement.

There are several major symptoms that accompany restless leg syndrome the most notable of which is the time during which it tends to occur. Most of the symptoms are felt during the evening hours, particularly as one is lying in bed getting ready to go to sleep. It can also strike during extended periods of inactivity during which one is sitting or laying down. Periodic limb movements (PLMS) are another symptom that can occur with restless leg syndrome. PLMS is involuntary twitching and kicking of the legs while asleep. Normally the PLMS sufferer is unaware that they are doing it, but anyone sharing the bed with is more then aware that this is occurring. In severe cases of restless leg syndrome these muscle twitches can occur when awake.

Because restless leg syndrome strikes as people are relaxing or trying to go to sleep, many find they have a hard time getting the rest they need. Insomnia is a big problem for people who suffer from restless leg syndrome. Even sneaking in a midday nap can get to be impossible of the recurring RLS. If you or someone you know may be suffering from restless leg syndrome it is best to consult with a doctor. RLS has gotten more press in recent years making more people aware of this not so rare disorder.
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