restless legs syndrome

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restless legs syndrome

[‚rest·ləs ′legz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A condition that is characterized by intense disagreeable feelings in the legs at rest and repose with compulsion to move the legs to get relief from these symptoms, peak onset usually occurs during middle age, and the disorder tends to become more severe with age.
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The pathophysiology of RLS is not well understood, but links have been made to central dopaminergic as well as iron systems (Thorpy, 2007).
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On her follow-up visit after one month, the symptoms of RLS had improved by 80%, whereas the complaints of numbness and burning sensation in the feet have completely resolved.
There was a significant relationship between RLS severity and BE A greater frequency of RLS symptoms correlated with higher concurrent systolic and diastolic BE This association was independent of age, body mass index, smoking status, and the presence of stroke or heart attack.
Patients with RLS do not typically experience skin sensitivity or pain and tingling such as with neuropathic pain (Tarsy & Sheon, 2009).
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This type's RLS symptoms are commonly more pronounced from 3 to 8 pm and are more noticeable on the right side.
8 percent of the people who had RLS (this percentage includes both RLS groups collectively).
People with RLS feel uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially when sitting or lying down, often more in the evening than the day, with an irresistible urge to move about.
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