Willis-Ekbom Disease, also known as Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by the irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable sensations. It is estimated that between 7-10% of the US population is living with RLS today. It is most frequently diagnosed in middle-aged people, but it can affect all ages, even children. Many who may have venous conditions can also experience RLS symptoms.
Do you think you may have RLS? If you answer “yes” to any of the below questions, you may have RLS:
- When you sit or lie down, do you have a strong desire to move your legs
- Does the desire to move your legs feel impossible to resist?
- Would you describe the sensations in your legs as: unpleasant, creepy-crawly, itchy, tugging?
- Does your need to move your legs often occur when you are resting or sitting?
- Does moving your legs help soothe or calm your symptoms?
- Are your symptoms worse in the evening or night than during the day, or only occur in the evening or night?
- Do you ever have involuntary leg movements while you are awake?
- Do any of your family members have similar symptoms?
- Has a discussion with your health care professional not revealed any other physical cause for your discomfort (i.e. Leg cramps, arthritis, leg swelling)?
RLS in pregnancy
It is estimated that between 10 and 25% of pregnant women report symptoms of RLS.
The symptoms typically peak at around the 7 or 8-month mark and often disappear altogether by the time the baby comes or within a month afterward. For women who already have RLS, it usually gets worse during pregnancy.
No one knows why women who’ve never had RLS develop it during pregnancy, but there are a number of theories. Iron deficiency, folate deficiency, hormonal changes (specifically a rise in estrogen), and circulatory changes are all possible reasons for the development of RLS.
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restiffic® RLS is a revolutionary wrap consisting of a compressive pad and a hook-and-look system designed to exert gentle, relaxing pressure on the strategic muscles in the foot. It is FDA-cleared for prescription use to support positive RLS diagnosis. restiffic RLS is a prescription-only device in the USA and can be purchased on our webshop, over the phone, or at pharmacies nationwide.
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