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RESTLESS LEGS AWARENESS DAY – September 23

Restless Legs Awareness Day September 23

RESTLESS LEGS AWARENESS DAY

Restless Legs Awareness Day is observed annually on September 23.  This is a day designed to promote awareness of this medical condition.

Professor Karl-Axel Ekborn, a Swedish neurologist, first described this syndrome in 1945.  We have learned a lot about it since then, and there is still no known cause for it.

Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), is characterized by uncontrollable urges to move the legs even when at rest to relieve unpleasant sensations.  It can also occur in the arms.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #RestlessLegsAwarenessDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The first instance of Restless Legs Awareness Day can be traced back to 2012 when it was organized by The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation.

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