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Who is at risk for restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Research suggests that restless legs syndrome (RLS) may be a common and largely undertreated condition that affects slightly more women than men. Although anyone can develop RLS, about half the people with the condition say other family members have it, too. RLS can occur as a consequence of certain medical conditions, and new research shows it can increase the risk of heart disease.

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?
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People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) feel uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially wh...
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Are leg cramps symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS)?
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Leg cramps are not a common symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). RLS is typically described as u...
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Are there alternative treatments for restless legs syndrome?
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In some cases, people with minimal RLS symptoms may be able to improve their condition without medic...
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How do medications treat restless legs syndrome?
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Several prescription drugs can help relieve the symptoms of restless legs syndrome. Some medications...
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