What do you know about the Restless Leg Syndrome?
One in 23 million Americans is affected by RLS, the disease that can take all joy out of the daily life and suck out all energy out of any aspirations.
RLS stands short for Restless Leg Syndrome, a serious disease that involves involuntary movement of legs and even other body parts like arms as well.
Dr. Donnica Moore has taken a huge task upon herself to lead a National Campaign Choose Your Move: Take Control of RLS to help people to better understand the symptoms, the diagnosis, and the measures that should be taken to improve the quality of life while living with RLS.
With the educational resources on the ChooseYourMoveRLS.com website, people could easily and quickly familiarize themselves with the Restless Leg Syndrom symptoms, its symptoms, misconceptions and measures that need to be taken to ease and to treat it.
What surveys reveal there is a huge public misperception about RLS vs. the reality of living with the disease.
What are the symptoms that could be a red flag for you to schedule your trip to the doctor?
Persistent Urge to Move – unpleasant sensation in the legs can be releases temporarily while you’re moving or even when you massaging or hitting the limbs. However, once you stop moving, the unpleasant sensation and the urge to move come back right away.
Rest Only Worsens Condition – once you stop moving and try to rest, which could include sleep, the urge to move becomes aggravatingly persistent. There’s no control over it, you just have to move again.
Evening Hours Increase Symptoms – there’s no rest during sleep hours. Actually, people with RLS could hardly sleep due to constant urge to move.
This is not a laughing matter. This is one of the conditions that affect not only the persons with RLS, but also their family and professional careers.
A prompt diagnosis by the doctor could truly make a huge difference in a life of the RLS patient.
So, if you know of someone with recognizable urge to move all the time without any, seemingly, reason, then refer them to the ChooseYourMoveRLS.com to learn more about RLS. Such self-education could only expedite a timely visit to the doctor who could correctly diagnose and prescribe treatment for RLS.
The site could also give insight into the issues of:
- How RLS symptoms can negatively impact a person’s life
- Tips for communicating effectively about RLS with a doctor
- Offer more resources on RLS
Here are some points that Dr. Donnica Moore made during our phone conversation, when I asked her to give us pointers on how the RLS affects lives and what we all could do to prevent, if possible, and then address this serious condition.