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Why do my legs feel so heavy, making it difficult to walk?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Apr 2021
Question: why do my legs feel so heavy and makes it difficult to walk? I am not overweight,
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ma'am,
I understand your concern,
After going through your medical query, I would like to ask few things about your medical history before giving my opinion.

1. Are you suffering from any medical illness like diabetes or hypertension?

2. When do you feel weakness in legs, during the walk or is it all the time?

3. Any history of smoking?

4. Have you ever checked your cholesterol levels? If yes then how was it?

5. Do you have varicose veins?

6. Any swelling in legs?

Please revert back with required information so that I can guide you properly.

Kind Regards
Dr. Bhanu Partap


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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (13 hours later)
Hello,
I take Tiazem twice a day to control my hypertension.
My cholesterol is ltttle high but does not require attention.
Yes, I do smoke.
No varicose veins.
No swelling.
Thanks,
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello Again

Detailed Answer:
Chances of developing peripheral vascular disease are much high in people who smoke than non-smokers. Patients often present with symptoms of leg heaviness/ leg discomfort even on casual walking, some have symptoms of caludications also .

So taking all these factors into consideration I would like to suggest you to get bilateral lower limb arterial as well as venous Doppler to rule out atherosclerotic vascular disease.

I hope this information will guide you properly.

Kind Regards
Dr. Bhanu Partap
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Why do my legs feel so heavy, making it difficult to walk?

Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Hello Ma'am, I understand your concern, After going through your medical query, I would like to ask few things about your medical history before giving my opinion. 1. Are you suffering from any medical illness like diabetes or hypertension? 2. When do you feel weakness in legs, during the walk or is it all the time? 3. Any history of smoking? 4. Have you ever checked your cholesterol levels? If yes then how was it? 5. Do you have varicose veins? 6. Any swelling in legs? Please revert back with required information so that I can guide you properly. Kind Regards Dr. Bhanu Partap