Ladies, Do You Suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome? Watch for High Blood Pressure
New research indicates that women with restless legs syndrome are more prone to hypertension.
The research focused on the health records of over 65,000 middle-aged women from the Nurses’ Health Study II. They found that when compared to women without restless legs symptoms, women with restless legs were 1.20 times more likely to also suffer from hypertension. Researchers also discovered that the more often one suffered from restless legs symptoms, the more likely they were to have high blood pressure.
For more information see:
Gao X, et al “Restless legs syndrome and hypertension in middle-aged women” Hypertension 2011; 58: 791-796. Retrieved October 18, 2011 from http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/10/09/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.174037.abstract.