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What causes heaviness in the legs and arms?

I have heaviness in my legs and arms..had test on them and have no vein blockage for circulation..I have had a rash since Feb and by may my throat was constricted,,Dermatologist did bioysp and said I had scurvy--deficeicy of vit-c.... ...??? is there something else going on in my body that blocking the vit-c..from staying in my body..been taking vit c for5 days now 1,000 mg a day..I ve been to a Rhu-a-tologist...had a EMG and a muscle biopsy......EMG said there was a muscle deisease..but the biopsy said none...help
Fri, 5 Apr 2019
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Hello,

The commonest cause of heavy arms and legs is Obesity, Hormonal imbalance, Varicose veins, Venous insufficiency, PAD, etc.

Venous insufficiency & varicose veins usually result due to poor nutrition, aging, lack of exercise & sedentary lifestyle. Take proper nutrition & stay active.

Avoid smoking & other addictions, maintain blood pressure, blood sugar & cholesterol levels to normal to stay away from PAD.

Reduce sodium intake & get physically examined, get all tests & investigations done to detect the cause of the discomfort. Your treatment will depend upon the severity of the disease detected. Hope I have answered your query.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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What causes heaviness in the legs and arms?

Hello, The commonest cause of heavy arms and legs is Obesity, Hormonal imbalance, Varicose veins, Venous insufficiency, PAD, etc. Venous insufficiency & varicose veins usually result due to poor nutrition, aging, lack of exercise & sedentary lifestyle. Take proper nutrition & stay active. Avoid smoking & other addictions, maintain blood pressure, blood sugar & cholesterol levels to normal to stay away from PAD. Reduce sodium intake & get physically examined, get all tests & investigations done to detect the cause of the discomfort. Your treatment will depend upon the severity of the disease detected. Hope I have answered your query. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician