Restless legs syndrome (RLS), or restless legs syndrome, is a sensory neurological disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs when they are at rest.
The urge to move the legs is usually, though not always, accompanied by unpleasant sensations. It is less common, but still possible, to have RLS symptoms in the arms, face, upper body and genital area.
According to Healthline, RLS symptoms occur during inactivity and are temporarily relieved by movement or stress. Symptoms of RLS are more aggravated in the evening and at night and can deeply disrupt the patient's sleep and daily life.
RLS affects about 10% of adults in the western world. Researchers believe that RLS is quite commonly underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed as insomnia or another neurological, muscular, or orthopaedic problem. RLS can also be confused with depression.
Certain things can increase your risk of restless leg syndrome. Some of them include;
.Chronic diseases such as peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, and kidney failure, may steer to RLS.
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