Restless leg syndrome (RLS) was initially considered by some to be due to a disorder of the blood vessels or nerves in the legs. However, both these reasons have been rejected. The exact cause of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is not yet known. The current hypothesis is that RLS is caused due to abnormalities in brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) which control muscle movements, or the automatic movements. Studies are being done to understand the exact cause of RLS.
RLS can be primary or idiopathic (caused due to no known cause) or secondary (caused due to some underlying disorder). The prevalence of primary RLS is higher than secondary RLS.
Primary RLS: The cause of primary or idiopathic RLS is not known but some of the risk factors are heredity, psychiatric factors, stress, and fatigue.
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