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Why does my legs get shaky and weak when I stand up or walk

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fairly common: Weak legs are often complained of during anxiety. Causes may involve the adrenaline burst that directs blood to your heart, lungs and brain depriving ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor for an examination. You are to young to be so tired
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Weak legs: Discuss with your Dr and ask if K has been checked.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Several things poss: You need a good thorough medical and likely neurological examination complete with lab work and imaging studies. Do you have someone that can arrange ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unlikely: Unless you are severely deconditioned (professional couch potato), it is unlikely that your muscles are shaking just from weakness with walking. You ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Too many to list: There are too many possible causes to even begin to list them. See a doctor and have it evaluated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Dizziness/ numbness: Seek medical attention-doctor/urgent care this week. Could be reflux, gastritis, dehydration, or more serious issues like severe anxiety, diabetes, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
May be poor veins: The legs tend to get blood pooling when we stand up and walk. Competent veins help the blood and fluid to move up against gravity , but bad veins get ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Ischemia: Sound like othostatic hypotension. Associated with overdosage of BP meds or wrong BP meds. See your internist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dizzy: Possible low blood pressure. Needs checked.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for such symptoms. Your info indicates you're on coumadin, (warfarin) which can cause bleeding, which can lead to anemia ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Blood flow: Could be circulatory issue...See your doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lightheaded: Temporary shortage of blood or oxygen to the brain due to drop in blood pressure, is most common. Less common is from dehydration or diarrhea or fever ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It is possible: See your doctor or a neurologist who can perform the history, physical examination, and any testing necessary to make the correct diagnosis.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerves: Numbness in the fingers can be caused by compression of nerves either in the hand or even in the neck. When associated with dizziness can also be a c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Weak after sitting: You are likely pinching nerves to your legs.Really cutting off blood to them and they can become paralyzed for a bit. Get up and move every 30 minutes ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
To see MD: You need to go to see your md. They need to get some history, do exam on you, do some blood work . Different things like congenital heart disease ( co ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Epley
Dr. K. Epley answered
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Blood pressure chang: You are most likely experiencing orthostatic hypotension. This is where your blood pressure at rest fails to increase upon standing, resulting in less ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Patellofemoral : Sounds like it may be patellofemoral syndrome. It is usually aggravated by sitting for long periods. It's called a "theatre sign". Numbness is an odd ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Low blood pressure: Check your blood pressure. This is a sign of ortho static hypotension, commonly called low blood pressure.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be many: Dizzy and shaky when standing could be due to many different problems. Are you dehydrated? Have you eaten recently? Do you have a history of low blood ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
see details: They is no way to answer this without being able to examine you. Get it evaluated if it is a significant concern.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Murdock
27 years experience Psychiatry
Orthostatic : It is most likely that you have orthostatic hypotension. Carotid baroreceptors do not adjust to postural changes as effectively as we age. Other cause ... Read More
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