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Old aged, low BP. Body shakes, breathing problem, joint pain, tired. How to improve health?

I am in the ER right now with my Dad. He s 87 bp 113/48 hr 111 shakes so bad that he cant hold a pen .. hot and cold but no bad fever joint pain tired problems breathing . We are waiting on labs now and he s had the hips and shoulders xrayed because of the joint pain. Had a pacemaker placed 3 years ago just had an infected cyst removed from his back. Mild stress in his life but getting better. Thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Shaking of body can be due to several causes. These include medication side effects (such as beta blockers, antipsychotics, etc), essential tremors and parkinsonism. A clinical examination would help in determining the exact cause.

Diastolic BP is a bit low, but systolic is normal. He may require little extra fluids to correct that.

In labs, I would like to know the serum electrolytes values, especially sodium.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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