Restless legs syndrome and exercise during dialysis study.

Effect of exercise training and dopamine agonists in patients with uremic restless legs syndrome: a six-month randomized, partially double-blind, placebo-controlled comparative study

Christoforos D Giannaki, Giorgos K Sakkas, Christina Karatzaferi, Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou, Eleftherios Lavdas, Theodoros Kyriakides, Yiannis Koutedakis and Ioannis Stefanidis


A 6-month exercise training regime was as effective as a 6-month low dosage dopamine agonist treatment in reducing restless legs syndrome symptoms and improving depression score in uremic patients. Further research is needed in order to show whether a combination treatment could be more beneficial for the amelioration of RLS.

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