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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

What is RLS

A condition in which your legs feel very uncomfortable when you're sitting or lying down. These feelings, along with the urge to move, are made worse by rest.

Signs and Symptoms of RLS

A strong, often uncontrollable urge to move your legs, or other uneasy feelings like burning, prickling, itching or tingling, or even pain.

Health Risks or RLS

RLS patients feel very tired and have less energy during the day, and are also more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety. People with severe RLS may get less than five hours of sleep each night, a total sleep time lower than almost any other sleep disorder.

Treatment Options of RLS

Some RLS symptoms can be controlled by finding and treating an associated medical condition, such as peripheral neuropathy or diabetes. Patients with mild to moderate symptoms may benefit from lifestyle changes and activities. Medications for Parkinson’s disease are usually helpful, but no single medication effectively manages RLS for all individuals.

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