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What causes swinging of legs while sleeping and nausea in an elderly woman?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I ama 62 year old female and when I wake up and swing my legs over the bed I have undescribeable discomfort to the point of making me nauseus
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that it is important performing a comprehensive differential diagnosis between different causes that may lead to this clinical situation:

- high levels of uric acid
- arthritis, related to a systemic disorder
- metabolic disorders (such as low vitamin D or calcium levels)
- a nerve damage or neuropathy of the inferior limbs.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician and performing some tests to investigate for the possible cause:

- complete blood count and inflammation tests (PCR, sedimentation rate)
- ANA, XXXXXXX Rheumatoid factor
- uric acid plasma levels
- calcium and vitamin D plasma levels

A nerve conduction study may be needed if suspicions of neuropathy are raised during physical exam.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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