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What causes Heavy Legs (not weight related),

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What causes "Heavy Legs" (not weight related), just heavy when walking to the point of aching. Rest seems to help but any activity seems to bring it on again.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  V. Yetimyan M.D. replied 9 years ago.

Hi,

How long this aching in the legs has been going on ?

How much walking can you do without getting ''Heavy legs" ?

Did you see a doctor ? Did you have any tests done?

Do you have any medical illness? Do you take any medication ?

Please answer the above questions so i may better assist you.

 

 

 

 

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
This is a constant. I walk daily- usually 1/2 to 3/4 mile with my dog. I golf with a cart and play doubles tennis once a week.

The syndrom is more severe and constant when I exercise more than one day in a row.

sleep and rest do not seem to help unless I literally lay around for two days, only then do I show improvement.

I do take a number of meds for Coronary disease and suffer from type 2 diabetes. I take 15 mg of actos daily for that. My fasting blood sugar today was 128.

I do suffer more from constant fatigue than I feel I should.

I have an appt with my cardiologist next week but these leg syndromes have existed for years.
Expert:  V. Yetimyan M.D. replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

Your past medical history and your symptoms suggests that you may have Peripheral Arterial Disease causing impaired blood circulation to your legs. You need to see a Vascular Surgeon who can order some tests for your legs including an arteriogram of the legs. To read more about it please click the links just below:

http://www.vascularweb.org/_CONTRIBUTION_PAGES/AVA_Screening/AVA_Patient_Information/Peripheral_Arterial_.html

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3020249

I hope this helps, please you let me know if you need more input.

 

 

 

 

 

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