What is RLS/WED

IT IS A SERIOUS,
BUT TREATABLE CONDITION

RLS/WED AWARENESS DAY

Sep 23

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WHAT IS RLS/WED?

RLS (also known as Willis-Ekbom disease or WED) is a neurologic disorder that causes an irresistible urge to move the legs, often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations. . Approximately three percent of adults are significantly affected by this disorder, which severely affects sleep, work, relationships, and quality of life.

While there is currently no cure for RLS/WED, in most cases, the symptoms can be controlled through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and in some cases medical treatments. People with RLS/WED should speak with a health care professional about how to best manage their symptoms.

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Start a conversation about your symptoms with your healthcare professional, the WED Foundaiton haa created a RLS/WED Symptom Diary and RLS/WED Symptom Diary Summary.

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