Willis-Ekbom disease


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Willis-Ekbom disease

(wĭl′ĭs-ĕk′bəm)
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One in every 10 American adults is suffering from this disorder, which is also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease.
Intermittent RLS/WED: symptoms when not treated would occur on average <2/week for the past year, with at least five lifetime events Specifer for clinical signifcance of Restless Legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease The symptoms of RLS/WED cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, educational or other important areas of functioning by their impact on Sleep, energy/vitality, daily activities, behavior, cognition or mood RLS: Restless Legs syndrome, WED: Willis-Ekbom disease Table 2.
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.
Systematic evaluation of augmentation during treatment with ropinirole in restless legs syndrome (Willis-Ekbom disease): Results from a prospective multicenter study over 66 weeks.
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.
Also called Willis-Ekbom disease, this is a nerve issue that can cause uncomfortable sensations on the leg area that lead to an irresistible urge to move them.
Keywords: Restless Legs Syndrome, Willis-Ekbom disease, depression, sleep disorder
An update on restless legs syndrome (Willis-Ekbom disease): clinical features, pathogenesis and treatment.
Breakthrough symptoms during the daytime in patients with restless legs syndrome (Willis-Ekbom disease).
Rochester, MN, March 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is now the Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation.
Georgianna Bell, executive director, said, “This change aligns with a broader process underway worldwide to adopt the term Willis-Ekbom disease. The ultimate purpose for changing the name is to improve the correct and timely diagnosis and treatment of the disease, because that is not happening right now.”