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What Causes Heaviness/pressure In Arms,legs And Feet?

I have not felt good for 4 months now. I have 6 doctor s runing test after test and now they are saying I should go to Mayo clinic?? I have a feeling of heaviyness in my arms and legs and a feeling of preassure in them. My stomach is also very extended and feels like it will blow up. I can not wear any of my cloths I have gained 50 lbs in 4week (may) and it will not go down even with water pills (lacixs). I have hives daily, but I think that is my body beening stressed out form not getting any medical answers. I had a ultra sound last tuesday My female organs are fine. My vains are clear , My heart is good (slight disolic disfuncution) My lungs have been tested =good I quite smoking 6 months ago. I had an uper and lower GI all is well there also. The pressure in my arms,legs and hands and feet can be very overwhelming at times and is not releived by anything. (tylonal,ibuprophen, heat or ice pack) Do I have some weard virous or bit by some strange bug.
Wed, 3 Mar 2021
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Hello,

You have history of being a smoker though presently you have quit smoking. You have also gained a lot of weight since 4 weeks. Presently you feel heaviness in the arms, legs, feet & discomfort in the abdomen (extended feeling). The symptoms that you are experiencing are symptoms of PAD. You are suggested to get clinically examined by a GP.

Get blood tests, lipid function tests, Urinalysis, CBC, blood glucose (R/PP/F), Angiography, Doppler ultrasound, Ankle-brachial index (ABI). etc. to detect PAD. you will be treated accordingly. Treatment of PAD, is physical activity- simple walking, leg exercises and treadmill exercise programs can ease symptoms. If reports show cholesterol and triglyceride towards the higher side, your treating doctor will prescribe medicines to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and control pain and other symptoms.

Take healthy diet low in saturated fat to lower your risk of atherosclerosis. After getting diagnosed your treating doctor may recommend revascularization treatment for PAD. Stay well hydrated, quit addictions if any. Take healthy diet, avoid junk food, packaged or frozen food. Get treated at the earliest.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What Causes Heaviness/pressure In Arms,legs And Feet?

Hello, You have history of being a smoker though presently you have quit smoking. You have also gained a lot of weight since 4 weeks. Presently you feel heaviness in the arms, legs, feet & discomfort in the abdomen (extended feeling). The symptoms that you are experiencing are symptoms of PAD. You are suggested to get clinically examined by a GP. Get blood tests, lipid function tests, Urinalysis, CBC, blood glucose (R/PP/F), Angiography, Doppler ultrasound, Ankle-brachial index (ABI). etc. to detect PAD. you will be treated accordingly. Treatment of PAD, is physical activity- simple walking, leg exercises and treadmill exercise programs can ease symptoms. If reports show cholesterol and triglyceride towards the higher side, your treating doctor will prescribe medicines to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and control pain and other symptoms. Take healthy diet low in saturated fat to lower your risk of atherosclerosis. After getting diagnosed your treating doctor may recommend revascularization treatment for PAD. Stay well hydrated, quit addictions if any. Take healthy diet, avoid junk food, packaged or frozen food. Get treated at the earliest. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician