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What Causes Muscle Weakness?

My husband age 80 is experiencing occasional muscle weakness, especially going down stairs, that causes him to grab for support. This is momentary, he hasn t fallen,yet, but is concerned that the weakness may overtake him when no support is available.
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
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Hello,

Muscle weakness in an elderly person of 80 years who seems to be losing grip while walking and getting down the stairs certainly needs neurological examination and its evaluation. Kindly consult neurologist for his clinical evaluation and appropriate management.

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

Regards,
Dr. Ashakiran S
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What Causes Muscle Weakness?

Hello, Muscle weakness in an elderly person of 80 years who seems to be losing grip while walking and getting down the stairs certainly needs neurological examination and its evaluation. Kindly consult neurologist for his clinical evaluation and appropriate management. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ashakiran S