• question-icon

    What causes congestion and pressure in the head and heaviness in the legs?

Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Elderly Problems
Question: I have head congestion, pressure headache, and my legs feel heavy or weak. I am 70 years old and do not take any regular medications. I am 5 ft 5 in and weigh 152 lbs. A recent physical pronounced me in good health. I am a female.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get examined and investigated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
You may be having tension type headache.
Is there any nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound?
Any sleep disturbances or anxiety?
Any urinary complains, walking difficulties, visual abnormalities or memory issues?
You need to visit to a neurologist for examination.
If clinically no signs are present then treatment for tension type headache can be started else head CT or Mri may be required.
Any previous illness or medical reports?
Any low back pain, slippage of slippers?
Get back to me with these details.
Dr N Kumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Answered by
Dr. Neeraj Kumar


Practicing since :2006

Answered : 2263 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  MRI

doctor1 MD

my wife s MRI plain and contrast reports- a non enhancing cystic lesion in left anterior parietal region? prominent perivascular space. what to do....

doctor1 MD

I took a fall in 08 about 9 ft landed on buttocks, did some damage to my back, since then my autonomic system has been have issues, from forgetting...

doctor1 MD

i have tremors on left sie,shoulder,arm,hand,leg and toes,up all nite.neuroti 100mg. does not help.dr.scheduled an mri and eeg.....he is taking ln...

doctor1 MD

helo, I am having a query regarding the fibroids, 3 months back i had a laproscopic myomectomy and dotors said they have removed all the fibroids....

doctor1 MD

For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in...

doctor1 MD

I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing...

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

186 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Neeraj Kumar
  • Q - What causes recurrent painful sensation over one side of lower face?

  • Q - What does my blood test report indicate?

  • Q - What causes constant dizziness?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for weight gain, coldness and constipation

  • Q - What causes facial pain and leg numbness in a patient with diabetes?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for recurring optic neuritis in right eye

  • Q - What causes trouble thinking clearly while recovering form sepsis?

  • Q - How long should medication be continued after suffering partial paralysis?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for constant pain due to neuropathy

  • Q - What causes burning sensation in buttocks of a person with spinal problems?