Restless legs syndrome among women: prevalence, co-morbidity and possible relationship to menopause.

@article{Wesstrom2008RestlessLS,
  title={Restless legs syndrome among women: prevalence, co-morbidity and possible relationship to menopause.},
  author={J-O. Wesstrom and Sara Nilsson and Inger Sundstrom-Poromaa and Jan Ulfberg},
  journal={Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={422-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological movement disorder with a female preponderance and an increasing prevalence with age. During the menopausal transition, sleep is affected. Prior studies suggest that female hormones are associated with the clinical manifestation of RLS. METHODS A random sample of 5000 women aged 18-64 years was selected from the general Swedish population. They were sent questions on RLS, general health, sleep problems, reproductive health and… CONTINUE READING

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