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    What causes loss of strength in the legs?

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: I am 77, having a problem walking, I have begin to shuffle and loose strength in my legs. Early morning it isn't bad but by late afternoon I find myself having to tell my legs to move.
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Kindly answer the following to comment further and advise accordingly

For how long have you been experiencing this weakness
Do you have diabetes or hypertension
What medication if any are you using currently

Let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
This condition started about 12 months ago. Seems to be slowly getting worse.
I do have hypertension and on a medication. Bystolic - 5 grams or 5 mg.
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 7 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Peripheral Arterial disease is the likely cause and should be looked for as part of the workup of these symptoms.

ABI (Ankle Brachial Index) measurement would provide evidence of atherosclerosis. With an ABI of less than 0.4 , pain may occur at rest. Arterial and venous Doppler ultrasound should be advised to look for possible stenosis or occlusion of the vessels.

Based on the results of these investigations treatment can be tailored accordingly.

Wishing you best of health

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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