PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER (PLMD)
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Periodic limb movements during sleep are common in children and adults. They involve involuntary leg or arm movements. Most often they occur in the legs and feet. Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is much less common. It involves frequent movements that cause arousals from sleep. These disruptions can cause daytime sleepiness or fatigue.
Am I at Risk ?
PLMD can be treated with a prescription medication. Your doctor will help you decide if you need a medication. If your iron levels are low, your doctor may recommend that you take iron supplements.
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Imtiaz Ahmad, MD, MPH, FCCP
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad is a highly qualified physician, Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. He has been actively serving the community of Lee County, Florida since 2004, with a strong focus on a proactive healthcare approach. Dr. Ahmad has received advanced training from some of the most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Cornell University, State University of New York at Brooklyn, and the University of Mississippi. SOMNAS is a medical facility that is committed to improving and maintaining the health of patients with sleep disorders. The expert team at SOMNAS is known for their compassionate and high-quality care. They offer unparalleled treatment and care to patients on the Gulf Coast of Florida, ensuring a better and healthier life for them.
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