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What causes weakness and tingling sensation in the legs?

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Posted on Tue, 27 Dec 2016
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Increasing leg weakness despite high exercise, sometimes legs get tingly, increasingly harder to go up stairs, low blood sugar.
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms seems to be pertaining to a few possiblities

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
I have read through your query and I can understand your concern,

Your symptoms seems to be pertaining to a few possiblities that I would enlist below, which is not possible for me to conclude without any labs tests:

- Thyroid profile: in case of descrepancy in thyroid levels, you may experience anxiety, fatigue, tiredness, weight loss, intolerance to heat or cold, palpitation etc.

- Low blood sugar- this will also give rise to frequent leg cramps, fatigue, tingling sensation

- Anaemia- lack of hemoglobin in blood will also give rise to your above symptoms most specifically the leg cramps and paresthesia (tingling sensation)

- Anaerobic exercise- Sometimes when we do strenous exercise, enough amount of oxygen is not supplied to all the muscles and cells in your body. Consequently, you may experience fatigue, cramps, paresthesia.



So I would suggest you to do the following:

* Check your blood levels for Hemoglobin, Thyroid levels and sugar levels

* Do not perform strenuous exercise, but if you do, maintain your heart rate within a range of 100bpm.

* If you are prone for low blood sugar attacks, make sure to take a sugar rich diet before you engage in any exercises. Low blood sugar attacks can be dangerous than high levels. So be alert and keep a check on it.

* You may take any multi vitamin tablets over the counter, as it will relieve your symptoms.

Hope I have answered to your query,
Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close and give your feedback.

Thanks
Warm regards


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What causes weakness and tingling sensation in the legs?

Brief Answer: Your symptoms seems to be pertaining to a few possiblities Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query, I have read through your query and I can understand your concern, Your symptoms seems to be pertaining to a few possiblities that I would enlist below, which is not possible for me to conclude without any labs tests: - Thyroid profile: in case of descrepancy in thyroid levels, you may experience anxiety, fatigue, tiredness, weight loss, intolerance to heat or cold, palpitation etc. - Low blood sugar- this will also give rise to frequent leg cramps, fatigue, tingling sensation - Anaemia- lack of hemoglobin in blood will also give rise to your above symptoms most specifically the leg cramps and paresthesia (tingling sensation) - Anaerobic exercise- Sometimes when we do strenous exercise, enough amount of oxygen is not supplied to all the muscles and cells in your body. Consequently, you may experience fatigue, cramps, paresthesia. So I would suggest you to do the following: * Check your blood levels for Hemoglobin, Thyroid levels and sugar levels * Do not perform strenuous exercise, but if you do, maintain your heart rate within a range of 100bpm. * If you are prone for low blood sugar attacks, make sure to take a sugar rich diet before you engage in any exercises. Low blood sugar attacks can be dangerous than high levels. So be alert and keep a check on it. * You may take any multi vitamin tablets over the counter, as it will relieve your symptoms. Hope I have answered to your query, Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close and give your feedback. Thanks Warm regards