Patients Believe Physicians Need More Education About RLS, New Survey Finds

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The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation and XenoPort, Inc. recently conducted a survey of patients with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS -- also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease) and found two-thirds of patients (68%) strongly believe physicians need more education about the disease. Three-quarters (73%) of patients report experiencing symptoms daily and only 6% believe that their symptoms are completely controlled by their current medication. Nearly all patients (93%) surveyed indicated that they wished more effective medications were available to treat RLS.