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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What does elevated BP along with stiffness in the legs indicate?

I have high blood pressure for which I have been taking Lisinopril and Amlopodine for years. My legs of late have been feeling like they are made of concrete. Any suggestions? I am 76 years of age, female, and generally of good health. I recently fell on the the steps of a person s home and have been feeling not-up-to-par since. Could this fall have had anything to do with my problem? I went to the doctor and had X-rays done of my shoulder, which was hurting severely. Result: NOTHING was broken, but my osteoporosis showed up in the X-rays. Thank you for any consideration you may give me. Sincerely, Carolyn Koch.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
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Amlodipine can cause swelling of the legs to occur so if you notice swelling this may be the cause of the heaviness that you are experiencing. You would need to discuss this with your doctor.

You may also consider a complete blood count and ESR (checks for inflammation), to look for other causes of your symptoms.

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

Dr. Michelle Gibson James
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