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Phone: 507-287-6465
DBA Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation
1530 Greenview Dr SW Suite 210

Minnesota 55902
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Geographic areas served: U.S. & Canada

Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), also known as restless legs syndrome or WED/RLS, is a chronic neurological disease that affects between 7% of the world's population. The goals of the WED Foundation are:
1) to inform the general public about the disease,
2) assist patients and their families to understand WED/RLS,
3) alert healthcare professionals to recognize WED/RLS and prescribe proper treatment, and
4) advance research on WED/RLS.

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It was so comforting to find an organization that totally understand restless leg syndrome and the affect it can have on one's life. Sleep depreivation is serious. I've learned about side effects of medications used to treat the disease, that it is genetics, that there are things one can do from a... more »
I have mobility issues, and if given the choice to be able to run and dance OR be rid of WED/RLS, it would be a hard choice. This wonderful foundation has done MAJOR things for the mere 7% of us who are misunderstood sleep & relaxation deprived victims. Without the foundation we would also lack ... more »
Awake and walking the floor one midnight sometime in the 80's, I turned to my new go-to resource - the internet -- and started punching in what I was experiencing: "jumpy legs" (my grandmother's phrase), wiggly legs, legs can't sleep... This inexpert search led me, even in those days of complicated ... more »
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