Willis-Ekbom disease


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Willis-Ekbom disease

(wĭl′ĭs-ĕk′bəm)
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The new credit facility will support the company's ongoing operations as it launches its Relaxis system, a non-pharmacologic solution for improving the quality of sleep in patients with primary restless leg syndrome (RLS), a progressive neurological condition also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED).
Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a condition that includes sensations such as crawling, tingling, or aching in the limbs and creates an urge to move.
Restless Leg Syndrome, now known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), has been well described in adults since the 1940s as a neurologic disease characterized by nocturnal discomfort in the legs, arms, or torso, which worsens at rest and improves with movement or activity.
In addition to the uncomfortable sensations that they may or may not be able to describe, children with Willis-Ekbom Disease may have daytime sleepiness, hyperactivity, or behavioral issues, all of which are signs of poor sleep.
com)-- The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is now the Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation.