Restless Legs Syndrome Health (cont.)

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Follow-up

The health care professional will probably ask the patient to return for one or more follow-up visits after trying his or her recommendations.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Prevention

Sleep disorders often can be at least partly prevented by developing healthy sleep habits. See a health care professional regularly for proper care of any medical or mental problems.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Prognosis

Strange sensations in the legs, persistent insomnia, and daytime sleepiness are not part of normal aging. In most cases, the symptoms of restless legs syndrome are treatable or improve with treatment of the underlying condition.

Authors and Editors

Author: Juan Latorre, MD, Research Fellow, Department of Physical Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

REFERENCE: National Institutes of Health. Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet.

Previous contributing editors: Anthony M Murro, MD, Laboratory Director, Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Stephen Berman, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology, Dartmouth Medical School; Chief, White River Junction VA Neurology Service, White River Junction VA Hospital.


Last Editorial Review: 12/27/2011


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