Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Celiac Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome

Anyone out there with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) knows how difficult a condition it is to live with. RLS is a neurological condition in which individuals experience an irresistible urge to move their legs. It often times interferes with sleeping which leads to all sorts of other trouble.

RLS can be caused by having low iron levels (among other mineral deficiencies) and a recent study has linked RLS as yet another symptom of Celiac Disease (how many symptoms are there now - I can't keep track). The study looked at 4 RLS sufferers who were diagnosed with Celiac. They were placed on a Gluten Free diet and their RLS significantly improved.

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