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Restless legs syndrome

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Introduction
Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), is a common condition affecting the nervous system.
Symptoms of restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) typically causes an overwhelming urge to move your legs and an uncomfortable sensation in your legs and sometimes arms, chest and face.
Causes of restless legs syndrome
The exact cause of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is unknown, but evidence suggests that it is related to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Diagnosing restless legs syndrome
No test is available for diagnosing restless legs syndrome (RLS). A diagnosis is based on your symptoms and medical history.
Treating restless legs syndrome
Learn about the various treatments for primary and secondary restless legs syndrome (RLS), including medication and lifestyle changes.