How Much Do You Know About Restless Legs Syndrome?

Allison Tsai | Jun 20th 2013 Oct 10th 2017

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RLS is a neurological disorder.
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RLS is a neurological disorder, and is characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs for relief from uncomfortable sensations. Source: [National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke](http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm)

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  1. RLS is a neurological disorder.

    Correct Answer: True

    RLS is a neurological disorder, and is characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs for relief from uncomfortable sensations. Source: [National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke](http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm)

  2. RLS worsens during periods of inactivity

    Correct Answer: True

    This is one of the four key signs to diagnosis. Source: [National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke](http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm)

  3. The sensation in the legs can feel like electric shocks.

    Correct Answer: True

    There are many different ways people experience RLS, and it can range from mildly irritating to very painful. Source: [National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke](http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm)

  4. RLS can be cured with lifestyle changes.

    Correct Answer: False

    RLS is generally a life-long condition, but, there are some things you can do to ease the symptoms. Avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco may provide relief. Hot baths, massaging the legs, heating and ice packs and some medications may also help. Source: [National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke](http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm)

  5. RLS can go into remission.

    Correct Answer: True

    Though it usually will come back, RLS symptoms can go into remission for some people. This can last for days, weeks or even months. Symptoms may also gradually worsen with age. Source: [National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke](http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm)