What Causes and What Can Relieve RLS

An uncontrollable urge to move your legs, particularly when you're trying to relax or go to sleep? It's called restless leg syndrome -- or RLS -- and it's a neurological disorder and a sleep disorder.

No one knows the true number of people with restless legs syndrome. About 10% of the population is affected, and about 2% to 3% have moderate to severe symptoms that affect their quality of life.

In this Video, DW talks to neurologist Wolfgang H. Oertel about the causes and ways of treating RLS. What can be done to relieve the wrenching and tingling sensations in the legs?

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