Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

We treat the symptoms of RLS so you can sleep comfortably.

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them.

Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed.They also may occur when someone is inactive and sitting for extended periods. Since symptoms can increase in severity during the night, it could become difficult to fall asleep or return to sleep after waking up.Moving the legs or walking typically relieves the discomfort but the sensations often recur once the movement stops.RLS is classified as a sleep disorder since the symptoms are triggered by resting and attempting to sleep, and as a movement disorder, since people are forced to move their legs in order to relieve symptoms.

Restless Legs

Dr. Mathew treats RLS and
can help you rest more comfortably.

Consider a screening to see if you are at risk.

It is estimated that up to 7-10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS. RLS occurs in both men and women, although women are more likely to have it than men. It may begin at any age.Many individuals who are severely affected are middle-aged or older, and the symptoms typically become more frequent and last longer with age.

How Do We Treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

RLS is a manageable condition, and a variety of treatment options are available to help ease discomfort and minimize symptoms. Therapies include lifestyle changes, supplements, and pharmaceuticals depending on cause and severity. Pinellas Vascular works to identify the cause of restless leg, and provide the most appropriate therapy or treatment for your condition.

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