Diseases

Impatiens in the legs: restless legs syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that affects women more often and affects about 2% of the adult population.

Also note that this syndrome is also called Willis-Ekbom disease. RLS is an uncontrollable need to move one's legs, especially when one is at rest, with impatience (which is why one also speaks of impatience in the legs). This syndrome is often accompanied by insomnia, which makes the disease difficult for some patients.

It is a syndrome for which we do not really know the causes. This is a rather enigmatic pathology which - it must be admitted - is of little interest to doctors. For this disease is confined to a series of symptoms, manifestations, certainly unpleasant, but not life-threatening, and for which drugs have not been truly evaluated.

That being said, Restless Legs Syndrome is a disease that can be difficult to live with every day. The association of patients suffering from this disorder strives to educate health professionals about this disease, to improve patient care, help research, etc.

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