Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Restless Leg Syndrome Dr Winnie Lim Khoo Neurologist in manila

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually due to leg discomfort.  It typically happens in the evenings or nights while you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily.
Restless legs syndrome, now known as restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED), can begin at any age and generally worsens as you age. It can disrupt sleep — leading to daytime drowsiness — and make traveling difficult.
Common characteristics of RLS signs and symptoms include:
  • Sensation starts after being at rest. The sensation typically begins after you’ve been lying down or sitting for an extended time, such as in a car, airplane or movie theater.
  • Relief by movement. The sensation of RLS/WED lessens with movement, such as stretching, jiggling your legs, pacing or walking.
  • Worsening of symptoms in the evening. Symptoms occur mainly at night.
  • Nighttime leg twitching. RLS/WED may be associated with another, more common condition called periodic limb movement of sleep, which causes your legs to twitch and kick, possibly throughout the night, while you sleep.
Sometimes the sensations seem to defy description. Affected people usually don’t describe the condition as a muscle cramp or numbness. They do, however, consistently describe the desire to move their legs.It’s common for symptoms to fluctuate in severity. In some cases, symptoms disappear for periods of time, then recur. #restlesslegsyndrome #legtwitching #willisekbomdisease #nerve #nervespecialist #neurologist #neurologistinmanila #neurologistmanila #winnielimkhoo #docwinnie #medicalspecialist #specialist #manila #philippines
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