Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Directory
Periodic limb movement disorder is a condition in which a person's legs and sometimes arms move uncontrollably during sleep -- without having restless legs syndrome. Underlying causes of the condition may be sleep apnea, iron deficiency anemia, a thyroid problem, or infection. A detailed medical examination and polysomnography, a sleep lab test, can help confirm a diagnosis of periodic limb movement disorder. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about periodic limb movement disorder, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Treatments for Restless Legs Syndrome
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What Is Restless Legs Syndrome?
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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), the only movement disorder that occurs only during sleep, is repetitive cramping or jerking of the legs during sleep.
Drugs for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Learn about the medications used to treat periodic limb movement disorder.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Sleep: 5 Changes That May Help
WebMD talks to experts about how to sleep better if you have Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).
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