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Diagnosis and treatment


Your physician can diagnose RLS based on your signs and symptoms, a complete medical history, and a physical examination.

In addition, tests may be performed such as laboratory tests or a sleep study. Currently, there is not a definitive test to diagnose Restless Legs Syndrome.


Specific treatment for restless legs syndrome will be determined by your physician based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • Extent of the disease
  • Tour tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the disease
  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment options for restless legs syndrome may include:

  • Implementing good sleep habits program
  • Eliminating activities that worsen symptoms
  • Maintaining a well-balanced diet
  • Approved medications for RLS

Consult your physician for more information regarding the treatment of restless legs syndrome.

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