What causes the problem of restless legs syndrome
What causes the problem
Medics and scientists are still unsure exactly what it is that causes restless leg syndrome, but have established that often it can be inherited. Further research has found that the problem becomes more common in women during their final trimester of pregnancy, although will alleviate after birth, and is more common in older people.
The research into restless legs syndrome has also found that low iron levels, and anaemia can contribute to the syndrome, and that it could be a sign of more serious illnesses to come. Patients with restless legs syndrome have gone on to suffer from diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s and kidney failure in the past.