Sleep Medicine Edition | Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

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Sleep Medicine Edition | Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

May 18, 2023

Sleep Medicine Edition | Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]

Guest: Michael Silber, M.B. Ch.B.

It’s estimated that up to 10% of the U.S. population has restless leg syndrome, with most patients middle aged or older. Since it tends to occur in the latter part of the day, it commonly interferes with an individual’s ability to sleep and is one of several known sleep disorders. Unfortunately, there is no cure, however there are a variety of treatment options available. The topic for this podcast is restless leg syndrome and my guest is sleep specialist and neurologist, Michael Silber, M.B. Ch.B., from the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss the symptoms and pathophysiology of restless leg syndrome, other medical conditions often confused with it as well as the various treatment options.

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