Restless Legs Syndrome: The underrecognised condition
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Libyan Journal of Medicine,
(issn: 1819-6357, eissn: 1993-2820)
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Up to 15% of the adult population experiences restless legs syndrome, or Ekbom syndrome during their life . The patients may present to a wide range of medical specialities such as general practitioners, general physicians, nephrologists, haematologists, obstetricians, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and neurologists. Around 3% of patients experience major sleep disturbance that needs active medical treatment [2,3]. Therefore, knowing about Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is vital to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment to patients with this condition.