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What should I know about treating restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

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There is no cure for primary restless legs syndrome, or RLS, although various treatments often can help relieve symptoms. Treatment for secondary restless legs syndrome (RLS caused by another medical problem) involves treating the underlying cause.

SOURCES: 

National Sleep Foundation. 

rls.org (Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation).

eMedicine Health. 

FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 20, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Sleep Foundation. 

rls.org (Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation).

eMedicine Health. 

FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 20, 2018

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