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Question by  rakattakpat (70)

Is iron good for a restless leg?


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

The causes of RLS are not well understood. Amongst many other risk factors like stress, other peripheral nerve disorders, and pregnancy, iron deficiency has been shown to increase the likelihood of RLS. Taking a supplement if you are iron deficient could be good for a number of reasons, but if you aren't, you could be doing more damage than good.


Answer by  les59 (852)

Yes, Iron is an excellent vitamin that may help to alleviate restless legs. Often Restless Leg Syndrome may be caused by a lack of Iron.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You should really check with your doctor, you should consult one. The doctor would be able to tell you if iron would help or not. You shouldn't take iron with out talking to your doctor first. The doctor would be able to tell you more about what you need to do.


Answer by  brittany68 (76)

If a person get restless leg syndrome from low iron, it is recommended that they take iron supplements during the day, but on the other hand if someone has high levels of iron, it is recommmended that they do not take iron as for it may increase their restless legs.

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