Value through Innovation21 April 2014

Image Gallery - Restless Legs Syndrom (RLS)

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Many patients who suffer from restless legs syndrome avoid social activities such as going to concerts and the cinema. They often stay at home for fear of agitation. Because of their sleeping problems, several patients are also too tired to go out again in the evenings.

Unrest in the legs is most pronounced in the evening and at night. That is why the urge to move their legs keeps patients awake.

Patients who suffer from restless legs syndrome often find it very hard to describe the uncontrollable urge to move their legs. At the doctor’s surgery, patients speak of pulling, tingling, itching, burning, tearing or pains in their feet and legs.

Several patients affected by restless legs syndrome also experience the symptoms during the day. If patients cannot sit still but constantly have to get up and walk around, this can affect their everyday life as well as their sleep.