Restless Leg Syndrome: Symptoms, Triggers & Treatments
December 5, 2016•12 min
According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). Several studies have shown that moderate to severe RLS affects approximately two to three percent of adults (more than five million individuals).RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable and overwhelming urge to move them. The most distinctive or unusual aspect of the condition is that lying down and trying to relax activates the symptoms.Listen in as Tim Lieske, MD discusses the importance of talking to your doctor if you think you may have restless leg syndrome.