What is restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

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and being told they were just having "growing pains." RLS symptoms tend to get worse and occur more frequently with age, especially if they began in childhood or as a young adult. While there is currently no cure for RLS, in most cases, the symptoms can be controlled through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and in some cases medical treatments. People with RLS should speak with a health care professional about how to best manage their symptoms. Some people with RLS will not seek medical attention, believing that they will not be taken seriously, that their symptoms are too mild, or that the condition is not treatable. Some health care professionals inaccurately attribute the symptoms to nervousness, insomnia, stress, arthritis, muscle cramps or aging. Hopefully, the information and tools included on this site will help you and your health care professional have an informed conversation.