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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Weight loss, not smoking, and no or moderate drinking can reduce the risk of developing RLS and relieve symptoms if you already have it.
Last fall, The Real Deal announced that they will carry RLS listings on their new real estate listing website free of charge, and which is slated to launch in February 2018.
Lead study author Galit Levi Dunietz from the University of Michigan said that while the team expected that RLS would be relatively common in pregnant women, but they were surprised to observe just how many had a severe form.
In the present study, diagnostic criteria developed by the International RLS Working Group were used to diagnose and determine the severity of RLS (Men et al.
The following data were collected on each patient: age, gender, MS course, time elapsed from MS diagnosis, presence of RLS, use of antidepressants, and whether they informed the attending neurologist about their feeling of leg restlessness.
RLS can be treated through exercise5, diverting the attention or taking cold or hot baths.
However, due to the chronic nature of the disorder and potential side effects of drug treatments, the care of RLS patients typically requires close, long-term management by an experienced medical specialist.
Early onset RLS is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, shows genetic anticipation, is more prevalent in females (2:1), and is associated with at least two separate genetic loci.
Review of recent studies showed that we need more research about the effects of exercise on RLS symptoms.
The study was conducted at the Department of Neurology, Ankara Numune Training and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, and comprised patients who presented to the outpatient clinic between January and July 2014, and were diagnosed with RLS based on the IRLSSG criteria.
The duration of RLS in these patients ranged from 5 months to 3 years.
A person with RLS often experiences uncomfortable, uncontrollable tingling, aching, and dysphoria in their legs, which typically begin while a person is at rest, about to go to sleep, or already asleep.