"The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation estimates that up to 8 percent of the population suffers with restless legs syndrome (RLS). The hallmark of this neurologic disorder is an irresistible urge to move, most commonly at night. It causes uncomfortable sensations often described as creeping, crawling, tugging, burning, or aching feelings in the calves, feet, thighs, and arms. These disruptive symptoms vary in severity and can result in difficulty staying or falling asleep, fatigue, and impaired daytime function resulting from loss of sleep. Written by respected leaders in this field and sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome explains what we know about RLS, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics covered include: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis Treatments, including drug and non-pharmacologic therapy RLS in children Personal relationships and RLS Resources Lifestyle changes, dealing with daily activities, RLS triggers, and much moreThis indispensable guide will help millions of people to understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. It also will be a useful resource for families, caregivers, and health care providers.";"Introduction; History of Restless Legs Syndrome; Diagnosis; Who Gets Restless Legs Syndrome?; What Are the Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?; What Are the Causes of Restless Legs Sydrome?; Non-Pharmacologic Therapy; Intermittent Treatment of RLS with Medication; Treating Daily RLS with Medication; Non-Responsive RLS Treatment with Medication; Augmentation, Rebound, and Tolerance; Treatment of Secondary RLS;Treating Periodic Limb Movement Disorder; RLS in Children; Your Role in Managing RLS; RLS and Relationships; Finding a Doctor to Treat Your RLS; The Future; Resources; Glossary.";From three respected leaders in their field... Restless Legs Syndrome is an important key to understanding this condition and resolving many of its problems.-- Midwest Book Review
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