Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures pp 4311-4311 | Cite as
Restless Legs Syndrome
RLS is characterised by an irresistible urge to move in order to stop uncomfortable sensations. The sensations can most closely be compared to a burning, itching, or tickling sensation. The disease primarily affects the legs but can also affect the arms and the body and is intensified during the evening and night or while at rest. Moving the affected body part reduces the unpleasant sensations, providing temporary relief. First-line treatment includes dopamine agonists.