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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Generalized Weakness (Overview)

Generalized weakness is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased strength throughout their body, in contrast to focal weakness which occurs in a specific area. This can be due to illness, nervous system conditions, or malnutrition.


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Iam 37female all the time i feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug

Iam 37female all the time i feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug

Not certain...: A hemoglobin level of 14 is essentially normal for an adult woman. Weakness is a pretty generalized complaint and is best evaluated by examining the patient directly and ordering some lab tests to try to narrow down what could be causing it. Don't get discouraged, sometimes it can take some time for the disease to progress, and the cause to be identified. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
47 doctors shared insights

Generalized Weakness (Overview)

Generalized weakness is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased strength throughout their body, in contrast to focal weakness which occurs in a specific area. This can be due to illness, nervous system conditions, or malnutrition.


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How to get rid of anxiety? It's causing many problems like weakness.

How to get rid of anxiety? It's causing many problems like weakness.

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include dry mouth. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could my varying generalized weakness and fatigue be deconditioning?

Could my varying generalized weakness and fatigue be deconditioning?

Yes.and other things: Deconditioning is probably the most common cause of generalized weakness, or feeling of chronic fatigue. By varying yu mean that sometimes strong and alert, then something more unusual, and needs to be worke up. Start reconditioning. Best way is aerobic activity, such as a brisk walk up slight incline 30 minutes daily; long muscle exercises, drink 8 glasses water/fruit juice daily, get enuf sleep. ...Read more

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Been twitching all over body for 3 years. Could it be ALS. I do have generalized weakness.

Been twitching all over body for 3 years. Could it be ALS. I do have generalized weakness.

Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without an exam and appropriate studies. See a neurologist ...Read more

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Iam 37female all the time i feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug

Not certain...: A hemoglobin level of 14 is essentially normal for an adult woman. Weakness is a pretty generalized complaint and is best evaluated by examining the patient directly and ordering some lab tests to try to narrow down what could be causing it. Don't get discouraged, sometimes it can take some time for the disease to progress, and the cause to be identified. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Not likely: But you will need to be assessed by your physician to be sure. It could be a number of benign or serious issues and you will need a physical exam and tests to clarify. These symptoms are not specific to mono. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

CONSIDER THESE: Diffuse weakness can be associated with peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, fatigue problems, anemias, hypothyroidism, even depression. The finger numbness could be associated, but might be isolated carpal tunnel as a co-morbidity. Would have your doctor assess and treat. ...Read more