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I am 94 years old and my legs are more reluctant to get me

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I am 94 years old and my legs are more reluctant to get me around these days. They tire easily, and don't like my standing on them very long,either. If I don't let them get away with it and make them keep walking, am I damaging them? Or is it good to keep pushing them when they tire so easily?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

It is better to continue walking as much as possible to the point you do not get too tired.

The causes of tiredness can be due to the dehydration, potassium, magnesium, calcium deficiencies, vitamin b12 and D deficiencies, iron deficiency, thyroid gland disorder, peripheral neuropathy.

You can start taking supplements; calcium 1200 mg, vitamin D 1000 IU, vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily.

Also drink plenty of fluids, tomato and orange juice.

Please see your doctor also for clinical evaluation.

Best wishes,
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