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    What causes heavy sensation on the arms and pulse rate of 110?

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My wife 68 yrs, 148# woke up this AM sweating and clammy. Cool to the tough. Her arms feel heavy. BP was 164/79 - Pulse 110 (concerning?) Temp 97.2. took 2 advil at 9:00am.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Is she being treated for any disease condition?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I have reviewed your wife’s information fully and will like to obtain some more details as I try to identify what the major problem is and propose solutions.

1. Is she being treated for any disease condition?
2. Is she on any medications?
3. Has she ever experienced this before?
4. Kindly measure her blood pressure and pulse and report to me.

For now, there is nothing alarming. These responses will help me gain more understanding into her symptoms and proposes a personalized and helpful plan to her.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 19 minutes later
she is not being treated for any condition.
Medications: Atorvastatin 40mg and Metformin 500mg.
She had a dizzy spell about a week ago and it passed in about an h our.
BP: 162/76, pulse: 95. Temp: 97.2, Blood sugar: 120
Her arm feel heavy and now she is sleeping. She does feel a little achy.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
If the heaviness persists, let her see a doctor!

Detailed Answer:

High cholesterol and diabetes are risk factors for stroke. With a persistently high blood pressure, this raises concerns. If the hand is still heavy, I will like that she gets evaluated to make sure there is nothing we are missing out on. This shouldn’t represent a minor stroke which is always a risk factor for a bigger one with many more consequences.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me and keep me updated.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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