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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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Though the researchers have suggested an association between RLS and increased risk of developing depression through their previous studies, this is the first time they focused on this syndrome as an independent cause for increased risk of suicide and self-harm.
RLS causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs, resulting in the urge to move them, often during the night, and affecting sleep.
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Two hundred twenty-one patients aged 18-75 years who were admitted to the general neurology outpatient clinic of the Istanbul Training and Research Hospital between September 2016 and September 2018 and were diagnosed as having RLS according to the criteria of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG) were included in the study All patients underwent detailed clinical and neurologic examinations.
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Restless legs syndrome assessment: All participants were evaluated by a face-to-face interview to determine the presence of RLS according to the revised IRLSSG criteria.
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Pediatric or physical medicine residents asked face-to-face questions about the RLS diagnosis and severity based on the IRLSSG 2012 criteria.
RLS was observed in 7 (5.83%) healthy subjects, whereas four patients (3.73%) had RLS in the patient group before LEV treatment according to the IRLSSG criteria.
"There's no one absolute treatment because there are so many different reasons why RLS occurs."
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