Restless Legs Syndrome - Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), also known as restless legs syndrome (RLS), creates an overwhelming need to move the limbs. Other characteristics include:

  • Restless, nervous, or creepy-crawly sensations in the limbs and trunk
  • Relief by movement of the limb
  • More severe in the evening and at night
  • Involuntary jerking of the limbs during sleep and/or during wakefulness
  • Symptoms occur during periods of inactivity
  • Difficulty staying or falling asleep, which leads to feeling of daytime tiredness or fatigue

J. Steven Poceta, MD, a neurologist at Scripps Green Hospital who specializes in sleep disorders, will discuss dealing with the challenges of this disease on Tuesday, May 12.

Scripps Green Hospital
GRSC Amphitheater
10666 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Event details
Date Time Fee
Tue, May 12th, 2015 - Tue, May 12th, 2015 12 pm - 1:30 pm Free