In PART ONE of this article I listed how several inflammatory conditions have been tested to have a higher prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome. Yet the idea of inflammation being the common link is completely ignored.
As a medically uneducated person, if I was faced with a question on an exam that stated “There are forty inflammatory conditions that show a higher prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome. Based on this information, what do you think may be causing the legs to be restless?”
a) abnormal use of iron by the brain
b) dopamine receptors are not signalling correctly
The dumb me would think, “well, if they’re all inflammatory conditions, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that the common link is d) inflammation.”
However, I would be wrong. In fact, according to science ALL the answers are right, except mine.
So despite my stifling ignorance, I present to you more evidence of the unshakeable link between inflammation and Restless Legs Syndrome.
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