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Are Arms And Legs In Competition For Cardiac Output
Cardiac Output: The body will preferentially direct cardiac output to organs it deemes most vital for sustaining life. This is in (relative) order: brain, heart, kidneys, gut, muscle and skin. There is no real competition between upper and lower extremities, but rather distribution based on muscle activity and intensity. Fun question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?
EF10%: 10% EF is severe,if properly managed is survivable. Diuresis ,is critical start w/ IV. Dietary adherence to very lo salt diet is essential as is medication compliance Individuals with low EF get defibrillators because they are at higher risk for fatal arrythmias. Check if has blockage as resolution of blockage with stent can improve function, as can unloading the excess fluid. f/u w/doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is done heart ergometry at persons which are unable undergo this test on exercise bike and/or treadmill due to handicap their lower limbs?
CPK levels were at 58 (55-170 U/L), what does this mean? Muscle pain and heaviness in lower legs and upper arms.
Shiver felling on one side of body similar to being cold, vitals are good, strength is equal in both hands and feet face is symmetrical possible dehy?
Could be anything: These symptoms can be due to many different possible causes. Only way to know is to see your doctor, get examined and tested and treated if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Pulse pressure: Is the difference between the upper systolic pressure and the lower diastolic pressure. It is very important because a wide pressure can indicate poor control of the arterial system. This can be caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, usually caused by an intake of sugar and sweeteners. This may be the cause of your leg and arm weakness ...Read more
Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?
Your heart never grows tired because of cardiac muscle. Would your arms, legs, abdomen, etc never grow tired if they also had cardiac muscles?
My resting heart rate is about 80. I work retail and do a lot of standing and walking, not brisk walking. My heart rate goes anywhere from 109-130 ok?
Very sedentary with depression. Now weak legs. How best to strengthen the legs please. Will I get heart failure from lack of exercise?
Sedentary: You need to get up and get moving. Start walking daily even if its in 5min increments and boost to a total of 1hour steady walking daily....minimum. If you stay sedentary there are certainly health issues from that and there are many pluses to the exercise. Less depression is one of the big benefits of exercise. ...Read more
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
29/F/POTS. Scared of heart failure. Numb and tingly in the morning and weak heart beat. cold hands and feet.have ekg/echo/and blood tests all normal. ?
POTS: Sorry to hear about your POTS. What is you question exactly? ...Read more
What can cause severe burning pain in my biceps thighs and calves without working out ? Doctors are confused as CPK lactic acid and other test are nor
What can cause tingling in both lower arms and legs? NOT hands and feet. Persistent for 3 weeks. Also when sitting or resting. No loss of sensation.
Tricky: Ok, there's two main distributions of nerve problems: outward along an (injured) nerve or inward from the tips of (sick) nerves. Nerve problems in the middle of limbs.. all four....would not be a regular nerve distribution. Muscle weakness from electrolytes (K, Ca, Mag), sick muscles. No, not fitting with standard patterns. Neurologist would be a specialist in this sort of condition. ...Read more
Blood pooling in arms. They ache and have white splotches on palms and finger. Called in event monitor normal. Bp 117/78 high for me. Dangerous?Cause?
4 year old has on and off edema in face and abdomen. Also muscle weakness and is tired often. Bun is 32 creatinine is 0.1. Kidney dysfunction?
Is muscular exercising to strengthen arms and legs in someone with one kidney, creatinine 1.49 & eGFR 42 harmful because it may increase creat.level?
No: It's good for you. In fact, if you're working out and feeling okay at age 68 with a creatinine of 1.49, I seriously doubt you have anything wrong with your kidneys beyond a bit of age-related wear-and-tear, or any reason to be concerned. When I was lifting daily as a young doctor, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. Hit the gym and treasure the time there. ...Read more
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