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Restless Legs Syndrome : Relief and Hope for Sleepless Victims of a Hidden Epidemic - Robert Yoakum

Restless Legs Syndrome

Relief and Hope for Sleepless Victims of a Hidden Epidemic

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2006
ISBN: 9780743280686
Number Of Pages: 239

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Within these pages is the promise of a long-awaited good night's rest.

For decades, millions of people have experienced the irresistible urge to move their legs without understanding why. These disagreeable leg sensations get worse with inactivity, making sitting still and sleep painful and sometimes impossible. If you hold this book, you or someone you love has most likely lived with this constant discomfort, this agitated inability to rest -- restless legs syndrome. You are not alone.

According to the American Medical Association, 10 to 15 percent of adult Americans have the neurological disorder known as restless legs syndrome. This underdiagnosed and treatable condition can completely overwhelm a person's life, causing stress, sleep deprivation, career difficulties, and relationship strife. Author Robert Yoakum has suffered from

restless legs syndrome all of his adult life. In "Restless Legs Syndrome, " he has compiled a comprehensive resource on this disease, giving those afflicted with it a voice and creating a community. In addition, many of the foremost medical specialists in the field have

contributed their knowledge and experience to make this the most comprehensive and timely source of information on this disease.

"Restless Legs Syndrome" provides invaluable information for victims, their friends and loved ones, and health-care providers. Yoakum informs and advises readers on:

Sleep management and alternative rest options

How to enlist help from others

Possible causes of restless legs syndrome

Criteria for diagnosis

Medical advice and treatment options

The relationship of stress, dopamine, and iron

Finding or creating a restless legs syndrome support groupYoakum combines empathy and understanding with practical, clear-cut information, and helpful stories from others who share their tales of relief and hope.

Introduction
Yes, It is a Real Disease
Eighteen Years: The Misdiagnosis of RLS
Do I Have RLS?
Sleep and How to Get More of It
Medical Help
More Sources of Help
Coping
Special Challenges
Hope Notes RLS Milestones
Resources
Support Groups
Physicians and Researchers
Health care Providers
Medical Endorsements
Acknowledgments
Index
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ISBN: 9780743280686
ISBN-10: 0743280687
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 2nd May 2006
Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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