PLMD


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PLMD

Abbreviation for periodic limb movements disorder.
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In some cases, PLMD may be a sign of kidney disease as well as diabetes, anemia, sleep apnea, or another disorder--however, the exact cause for the condition is often unknown.
PLMD was reported to be related to impaired functions of dopaminergic projections on the brainstem reticular formation (12).
An RCT of estrogen replacement therapy for PLMD enrolled postmenopausal women, about half of whom were found to have PLMD.
The need for simple, low-cost diagnostics for PLMD is growing.
In patients who do not respond to treatment with pramipexole and ropinirole, other medications are sometimes used, none of which are FDA approved for either RLS or PLMD.
PLMD is characterized by stereotypic, repetitive movements of the legs--and less often the arms--during sleep or inactivity; these movements are detected by EEG in the sleep laboratory.
PLMD is characterized by periodic leg movements or jerks during sleep.
My doctor says my sleep is disturbed by a condition called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, or PLMD, and has prescribed a drug called clonazepam (Klonopin), which seems to work well.
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PLMD affects 35 percent or more of people over the age of 65.