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91 year old is feeling tired and weak. What cure should be done?

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Hi, my 91 year old mother says her legs feel very weak and she is feeling tired. Can you tell me what the cause would be and what can she do about it?
Posted Mon, 6 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 51 minutes later
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The weakness in legs and tiredness usually we call it fatigue is at this age is can be due to following common causes.

On the top is aging as which age the bone and muscles loses their strength and capability thus leaving behind weakness.

Calcium deficiency which can either b due to insufficient dietary intake or also it can be due to aging factor makes the bones weaker.

Peripheral vascular resistance is a disease in which there is poor perfusion to the peripheral tissue usually in hypertensive patients.

Low potassium levels can also cause such symptoms.

It is recommended to visit a good physician and screen for the above levels. Multivitamins should be used for atleast a month. Diet should also be sufficient with all nutrients and healthy.

If you still have some query, feel free to ask

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