Dr. Alexandra Degenhardt to Speak on Restless Legs Syndrome
Dr. Alexandra Degenhardt, a neurologist at Pen Bay Medical Center, will offer a comprehensive overview on restless legs syndrome on Tuesday, July 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Picker Family Resource Center in Rockport, This free, educational program will cover symptoms and treatment of a disorder that can cause insomnia and is ideal for patients and caregivers. Pre-register by calling 596-8950.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which your legs feel extremely uncomfortable while you're sitting or lying down. It makes you feel like getting up and moving around. When you do so, the unpleasant feeling of restless legs syndrome temporarily goes away. Restless legs syndrome can begin at any age and generally worsens as you get older. Women are more likely than men to develop this condition. Restless legs syndrome can disrupt sleep—leading to daytime drowsiness—and make traveling difficult. A number of simple self-care steps and lifestyle changes may help you. Medications also help many people with restless legs syndrome.
To find out more about restless legs syndrome, call Pen Bay Neurology at 593-5757 or visit pbmc.org/neurology.
The Picker Family Resource Center is located between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door in the middle near the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions if needed.
The Picker Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit: www.penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter