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I am tired all the time My legs feel leaden and fatige

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I am tired all the time My legs feel leaden and fatige easily. I am 62years old am having trouble working a full day
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Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?
How long has this been going on?
Can you walk up a flight of steps without becoming short of breath?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no medication . its been going on a couple of years but getting worse the last 6 months. no

There are a large number of possible causes for your symptoms. Some causes are serious and some not so serious.
It is possible that you have a problem with your heart -- the sooner an issue like this is addressed the better.
It may also be a problem with blood flow to your legs, a problem with your lungs....the list of possible conditions that could be contributing to your symptoms is long and branching.
What is the take home message here? You should have a complete examination by an internal medicine MD in the near future.
From what you have posted I do not believe you need to be seen today or go to the ER, but I would call and make an appointment right after you press the excellent feedback button on your screen.
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