Monday, October 13, 2014

Mesotherapy Helps Treat Restless Leg Syndrome

One of the benefits of learning mesotherapy is that it can be used to treat restless leg syndrome.  Restless leg syndrome is a symptom of poor vein health that in turn is a symptom of possible heart disease.  Many patients that you will see that have varicose veins, will also be suffering from restless leg syndrome.

If a patient comes to you with this problem it should never be dismissed as minor. It can be a symptom of leg ulcer, which can lead to disability and limb loss or blood clots that can strike at any time and also be fatal.

Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

The condition is usually worse when the person is sitting completely still.

People typically describe the unpleasant sensations of restless legs syndrome as a burning, itching, aching feeling in their calves thighs feet or arms.  The temptation to move the limbs or even thrash around is sometimes irresistible.

Symptoms are typically more bothersome at night. Nighttime leg twitching is also common.

The Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome

In many cases, no known cause for restless legs syndrome exists. Researchers suspect the condition may be due to an imbalance of the brain chemical dopamine. This chemical sends messages to the brain control muscle movement.

Stress tends to worsen the symptoms of RLS. Pregnancy or hormonal changes may temporarily worsen RLS signs and symptoms. Some women experience RLS for the first time during the last trimester of pregnancy.  Usually the symptoms completely disappear after the baby is delivered.

RLS sometimes accompanies other conditions, such as peripheral neuropathy and kidney failure.

Treatment of RLS 

Sometimes, treating an underlying condition such as iron deficiency or peripheral neuropathy greatly relieves symptoms of RLS.  Taking iron supplements may correct the RLS.

Mesotherapy also works for many individuals who are able to have their veins reduced by the process.  Micronutrients and pain relievers can be injected right into the site to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation,

Narcotic medications such as are usually prescribed relieve mild to severe symptoms, but they may be addicting if used in too high doses. Some examples include codeine, the combination medicine oxycodone and acetaminophen and muscle relaxants.  Acupuncture and mesotherapy treatment combined with vitamin and herbal supplementation can help prevent this type of dependency.

Most of the drugs prescribed to treat RLS aren't recommended for pregnant women whereas mesotherapy is a lot less dangerous for mother and child.

Prognosis

A number of simple self-care steps and lifestyle changes may benefit the sufferer of this syndrome.  For most people this is a temporary condition that can last from hours to a couple of years and then disappear. A combination of mesotherapy and vitamin therapy can surely go a long way towards alleviating this annoying condition.

However, in some cases a procedure may be necessary to remove the vein. The most contemporary way of solving this problem is either through Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy or Endolaser Vein Removal.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

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