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    What causes fatigue and numbness in the lower leg?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: lowerleg lack of feeling.50%,will walking help?Spent th last winter in CO,very little activity,sitting mostly,Im from FL,active all the time,now Ive lost a lot of energy,Thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do you have any other disease conditions?

Detailed Answer:
HI,

I have reviewed your symptoms of lack of feeling on the lower limbs. These could be signs or long standing hypertension of diabetes or other chronic disease conditions. I will kindly suggest that you report any medical conditions as well as medications you are currently using to me. This will allow for more detailed evaluation and guidance. Also tell me how much time has elapsed wince you first experienced this lack of feeling.

I hope to hear back from you before making more definitive and conclusive statements about this.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 19 minutes later
Thank uou for prompt reply,time probably ayear,take no medications.Blood pressure,ave 140,heart rate varies between 60 at risingto 130 after activity.dizieng upon waking upThanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Do you have any other symptoms like pain? Tingling?

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is clearly peripheral neuropathy. With no identifiable contributing factor, this is most likely related to age. We normally treat when it has disturbing symptoms such as pain, tingling, etc. If you have any, then I will recommend drugs. If you don't, I will suggest you consciously caress and inspect the are often as a wound would be difficult to identify and treat without symptoms of pain.

You blood pressure and heart values are just normal. There are no reasons to be worried about.

Should this numbness spread further, I will recommend that you get evaluated by a neurologist.

I wish you well. I hope to hear back from you if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 2 hours later
Thank you Dr ditah,my first questin was walking more will help this condition,Thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Exercise will improve blood flow and certainly help with this condition.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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