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Health Expert Dr. Donnica Moore and UCB, Inc. Launch Choose Your Move: Take Control of RLS to Empower People Living with Restless Legs Syndrome to Take Action
Date:12/5/2012

a serious medical condition.
  • A majority said that RLS symptoms have little or no impact on personal relationships (59%) or on a person's job/career (62%).
  • Nearly 40 percent said they don't know what causes RLS.
  • Eighty-three percent weren't aware of any prescription medicines approved to treat RLS.
  • By contrast, in a separate survey of 335 RLS patients, results found that:vi

    • Fifty-two percent of those who were highly symptomatic (experiencing symptoms two or more times a week) said that these symptoms interfered with work and/or daily activities at least once a week.
    • One-third (33%) indicated their activities are impacted almost every day.
    • Eighty-one percent said that RLS symptoms also impact their partner's life.
    • Nearly two-thirds (63%) of highly symptomatic patients have trouble relaxing at home; 43 percent avoid long car rides; and about one-quarter (24%) avoid going to the movies due to their RLS symptoms.

    Dr. Moore wants those with RLS to know that there are treatment options available, including a prescription medicine approved by the FDA for moderate-to-severe primary RLS. "The goal of RLS treatment is to relieve symptoms and manage the unpredictable nature of the condition," says Dr. Moore.

    Opening Up the RLS Dialogue
    The Choose Your Move: Take Control of RLS campaign provides a multitude of resources for people living with the condition. The campaign's website, ChooseYourMoveRLS.com,includes information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options; an interactive quiz; and a video feature that illustrates the public's RLS I.Q.

    About Restless Legs Syndrome
    RLS is a neurological disorder that results in a powerful urge to move your legs (and, sometimes, other parts
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