Diabetes

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Posted by: Elmarie | 2009/02/03

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Thyroid &  Restless leg syndrome (RLS)

I would like to know is there a connection between an overactive thyroid and Restless leg syndrome (RLS) ? I have suffred RLS for couple of years now. I use slowmag and it seems to help. I did have my Thyroid checked years ago and was told it is slightly over active. All the women in my family history on my mothers side have had Thyroid problems from Great Gran to Mother. My mother has had Goitre diagnosed latley. Will i get it too. What effect does smoking have on thyroid problems.

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I would definitely advise you to have your thyroid checked again if it was abnormal and you have a positive family history of thyroid diseases. If there is a family history, you may develop problems with your thyroid, but not necessarily all family members will develop thyroid problems.
Smoking may worsen the eye involvement of thyroid disease under certain situations.

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Posted by: Elmarie | 2009/02/03

I would like to know is there a connection between an overactive thyroid and Restless leg syndrome (RLS) ? I have suffred RLS for couple of years now. I use slowmag and it seems to help. I did have my Thyroid checked years ago and was told it is slightly over active. All the women in my family history on my mothers side have had Thyroid problems from Great Gran to Mother. My mother has had Goitre diagnosed latley. Will i get it too. What effect does smoking have on thyroid problems.

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