Navigating Life with Restless Legs Syndrome: Brain and Life Books

Autor Andrew Spector
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 3 dec 2024
Navigating Life with Restless Legs Syndrome provides an overview and evidence-based guidance on a condition that afflicts millions of people around the world and their loved ones.You will learn the most up-to-date treatment approaches to the disorder, the benefits of common medications used to treat RLS, as well as non-pharmacological options such as iron supplements and infusions, along with their potential side effects and long-term risks. RLS during pregnancy and breastfeeding, patients from rural or low-income communities with limited access to health care, and those with dementia, sleep apnea, and insomnia are among the special populations that are also addressed. Periodic limb movements of sleep are discussed to help distinguish between these and RLS. Real patient scenarios and tips for caregivers and loved ones of people battling restless legs syndrome are interspersed throughout. This book serves as a comprehensive yet approachable reference on a complex condition that disrupts life, interrupts sleep, and increases the risk of multiple health problems for so many people.
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ISBN-13: 9780197657003
ISBN-10: 0197657001
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 140 x 210 mm
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Seria Brain and Life Books

Locul publicării:New York, United States

Notă biografică

Andrew Spector, MD, FAASM, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Duke University School of Medicine. Along with his clinical practice in sleep medicine, he serves as the Program Director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship and Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity, and Empowerment. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan and completed residency training in Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He practiced general neurology for two years before his sleep medicine fellowship training at Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts.