Overcoming The Disease Restless Genital Syndrome (RGS)?
I want to ask whether restless genital syndrome (RGS) is dangerous? How to deal with a disease like this? Thank the doctor
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Restless Genital Syndrome (RGS) or also referred to as Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) is a syndrome that has recently been discovered where this syndrome is characterized by a sensation that is felt to arise continuously in the genital area where this sensation can be itching , tingling, or pain without stimulation of the genital area.
This syndrome is usually caused not by sexual arousal and can last for a certain period of time from a few hours to can last up to several months and can cause feelings of stress and discomfort for the sufferer. This syndrome itself can affect both men and women.
The main cause of this syndrome itself is not yet known with certainty, there are several theories that are suspected to be the cause of this syndrome such as a result of interference with the nerves, psychiatric and blood vessels. To determine this syndrome itself has not found any definitive examination, generally the diagnosis is based on complaints that are made but no abnormalities are found to support another disease condition.
Basically, this syndrome is not dangerous (not directly life threatening), but can cause discomfort, stress that can cause depression in people who experience the syndrome. For the treatment, there is still no clear recommendation, and it is still in the development and trial phase.
If you feel that you are experiencing these symptoms, you can try to consult with a neurologist to ascertain whether you really have this syndrome or if there are other diseases that cause similar symptoms. Your doctor may also consult with other specialist doctors if it is felt necessary to ensure you get optimal therapy. It is also recommended to try to reduce the stress or discomfort caused by it by diverting your mind to other things (such as sports, hobbies, etc.).
I hope this helps.