What increases my risk for restless legs syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your risk of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is greater if you have a close relative with the same problem. People who smoke, do not exercise, and are overweight are also at a greater risk. People who are pregnant, have kidney or liver problems, are anemic, or are taking certain medications have a greater chance of developing the condition, too.

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