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Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Exercise: Muscle cells are replaced by fat as we age & nerve pathways that aren't being stimulated die out. Make sure that the weakness is not being caused by other conditions, however. It's too easy to say, "you're just getting old." conditions that affect muscles, nerves, and energy can be obstacles. See "strong women stay young" (book) and "23 and1/2 hours" (http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=auains6higo). ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Unsteadiness (Definition)

Unsteadiness = liable to fall- may be a symptom ...Read more


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What is the most effective treatment for unsteadiness and weaknes?

What is the most effective treatment for unsteadiness and weaknes?

Depends: The symptoms could be due to a variety of causes, including thyroid issues, anemia, hidden cancers, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, problems with brain, spinal cord, chronic fatigue, muscle disease, etc. One needs a diagnosis first in order to arrive at an effective therapy. ...Read more

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I've been having feelings of unsteadiness and imbalance as if tilting to one side and tipping over, mild ear fullness, blurry vision and weakness?

I've been having feelings of unsteadiness and imbalance as if tilting to one side and tipping over, mild ear fullness, blurry vision and weakness?

Get evaluated ASAP: Most likely is an ear infection or vertigo. But there are serious things that need to be investigated, especially with weakness. Please be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) cause weakness or unsteady walking?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) cause weakness or unsteady walking?

Probably not: This is not one of the more common side effects of this medication. However, with the uniqueness of each human, it is possible. If you are taking this medication and are having these symptoms, consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Do drugs or alcohol cause muscle weakness or unsteady walking?

Do drugs or alcohol cause muscle weakness or unsteady walking?

Yes.: Many specific drugs can cause weakness and unsteady gait- too many to list here. Acute and chronic alcohol ingestion may produce unsteady or ataxic gait. ...Read more

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My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning?

My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning?

Cervical Stenosis: I am worried she may have narrowing of the cervical spine aka cervical stenosis. Have her see her physician for neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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How is a person supposed to act 3 days after getting a pacemaker? Male 87 years old weakness sleeps a lot no energy can't catch my breath after minimal walking across the room unsteady on feet no balance

How is a person supposed to act 3 days after getting a pacemaker? Male 87 years old weakness sleeps a lot no energy can't catch my breath after minimal walking across the room unsteady on feet no balance

It: It depends in part on how you were before the pacemaker was placed. If all of these signs and symptoms are brand new since having the pacemaker placed then you need to be seen immediately. These are very concerning symptoms if they occurred after an invasive procedure. If these are not dramatically different than how you were before the pacemaker was placed and you were expecting rapid improvement with the implant, recognize that many of the programming changes that help "fit" the pacemaker to you will typically be made during your return visits in the first month after implantation. I would still recommend contacting your cardiologist and discussing your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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Flew to NYC a week ago- since here I've feeling of unsteadiness, dizziness not lightheaded but like I may fall over throughout the day. Age 44 female?

Flew to NYC a week ago- since here I've feeling of unsteadiness, dizziness not lightheaded but like I may fall over throughout the day. Age 44 female?

Motion sickness?: Could be just motion sickness which will self-resolve but consider seeing an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor to rule out Barotrauma and other possible conditions if symptoms last longer than 1 week. ...Read more

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My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unsteadiness?

What is the definition or description of: Unsteadiness?

Unsteadiness: Unsteadiness = liable to fall- may be a symptom of a balance disorder. ...Read more

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HELLO, I have unsteadiness for 2 years, and pain in different parts of my body, all of medical test are ok, can you guide me?

Unsteadiness: And pain can have a variety of causes including neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions.

Difficult to make specific comment without reviewing your medical record.

Suggest a consult with a doctor in person as examination may also be required. ...Read more

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Sudden, brief episodes unsteadiness - like for moment world starts spinning. V. disorienting. Slight cold, slight temperature, but nothing else. Why?

Sudden, brief episodes unsteadiness - like for moment world starts spinning. V. disorienting. Slight cold, slight temperature, but nothing else. Why?

Possibly infectious: It's possible that your cold symptoms represent a viral illness which is either directly or indirectly affecting your ear function either through the balance mechanism which we'd call a vestibular neuritis (caused by the virus) or perhaps your Eustachian tubes are a little inflamed or blocked which can also lead to feelings of dizziness or vertigo. ...Read more

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Doctors what to do for balance/unsteadyness 24/7 for years if ENT apointment take months? : (worred : (

Doctors what to do for balance/unsteadyness 24/7 for years if ENT apointment take months? : (worred : (

See Neurologist: How about seeing a neurologist? Someone like myself could get an appointment for you within days of calling the office. I believe many large academic centers (such as Cleveland Clinic and others) advertise same day appointments. I'm not sure why anybody CHOOSES to wait MONTHS to see anybody nowadays. ...Read more

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What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can I see a Neurologist?

What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can I see a Neurologist?

Challenge: Shaking could be Parkinson's, essential senile tremor, cerebellar tremor from a stroke, hyperthyroidism, etc. Treatment is of course based upon cause. A neurologist could very well help, and perhaps an online Concierge visit could expedite. ...Read more

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I have been told I have mephloquine poisoning from Larium I took over 3 years ago. I get anxiety and unsteadiness daily. What can I do?

I have been told I have mephloquine poisoning from Larium I took over 3 years ago. I get anxiety and unsteadiness daily. What can I do?

Treat symptoms: Recent data suggested that rare inner ear & psychiatric problems occuring while taking mefloquine (to prevent malaria) can (rarely) persist, sometimes for years (benefits > risks usually).All is NOT lost though: "Vestibular rehab" can help cope with inner ear problems (not cure the problem, though, if due to a med). Meds may help anxiety, but cognitive behavioral therapy can help anxiety long-term ...Read more

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After a bronchitis, I've had neck tension/pain and a few days after my unsteadiness 24/7 started and fogginess at times. All tests clear. Any ideas?

After a bronchitis, I've had neck tension/pain and a few days after my unsteadiness 24/7 started and fogginess at times. All tests clear. Any ideas?

Did you see MD: Did you see your doctor? Sinus infection can sometimes cause disequilibrium or vertigo. We're early you can get something serious like a brain abscess or meningitis. For specific diagnosis and treatment you need to consult a primary care physician ...Read more

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Feel swaying sensation and dizziness and 24/7 mild unsteadiness while walking more than 15 minutes or lying down or sittingfrom 8 years. Is it dangerous?

Feel swaying sensation and dizziness and 24/7 mild unsteadiness while walking more than 15 minutes or lying down or sittingfrom 8 years. Is it dangerous?

Is what dangerous?: There is no way to know whether "it" is dangerous without knowing what "it" is. The fact that you've had "it" from 8 years and are still alive suggests that "it" isn't dangerous in the sense of being fatal, but that is all that can be stated based on your post. The doctor who diagnoses "it" will be able to tell you if "it" is "dangerous." ...Read more

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Lightheadedness, dizziness and unsteadiness, tense back of the neck (not tight or stiff), lasts for weeks. Not sure what to do. No known illness. Thanks!

Many possibilities: The possible causes of such symptoms are many. Not enough information is available to give you specific advice. Are you having vertigo? Is the dizziness constant, or is it intermittent? Is there true difficulty keeping your balance? Do you fall? Are you suffering from excessive stress or anxiety? For an overview of causes see>http://bit. Ly/1yzI7rd Consider InBox Consultation>http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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I don't have vertigo, just unsteadiness. My doctor wants me to take trimetazidine 35mg twice a day. Any side effects?

I don't have vertigo, just unsteadiness. My doctor wants me to take trimetazidine 35mg twice a day. Any side effects?

Don't do it: This drug is not available in the USA. The European Medicines Agency specifically recommends against using it for vertigo because of the risk of Parkinson's symptoms. See: http://www. Ema. Europa. Eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Press_release/2012/06/WC500129070.pdf ...Read more

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What can cause my head to hurt, nausea, unsteadiness, foggy vision, and anxiety?

What can cause my head to hurt, nausea, unsteadiness, foggy vision, and anxiety?

Get Evaluated: Whatever you mentioned can be signs of many things. Call your primary care doctor to get evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mild to moderate cerebellar vermian atrophy in 51 year old female. Recent history of unsteadiness, falls and connective tissue disorder?

Mild to moderate cerebellar vermian atrophy in 51 year old female. Recent history of unsteadiness, falls and connective tissue disorder?

Comments: A common cause of cerebellar vermin atrophy is history of alcohol nutritional occurrence, and this variety might respond to thiamine 50-100 mg daily. Your imbalance is likely secondary to this. Connective tissue disease may be an underlying cause, but this will require further investigation to pin down. Physical therapy gait training may well help your unsteadiness. Ankle weights often aide. ...Read more

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My 87 year old mother is in fair health, but has been experiencing wooziness or slight unsteadiness on her feet. It has been nearly 2 months?

My 87 year old mother is in fair health, but has been experiencing wooziness or slight unsteadiness on her feet. It has been nearly 2 months?

Get this checked!: At 87, falls can lead to hip (and other)fractures and an enormous reduction in one's quality of life. Have your mother seen by her primary care provider for a complete physical exam. There are many conditions that can cause wooziness - anemia, heart rhythm problems, blockages in the arteries of the neck, etc. Best to diagnose and treat before a serious event occurs. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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4 mths and counting of unsteadiness/lightheadedness 24/7 since 1 night of binge drinking at a wedding. Not a regular heavy drinker. No gait issues.?

4 mths and counting of unsteadiness/lightheadedness 24/7 since 1 night of binge drinking at a wedding. Not a regular heavy drinker. No gait issues.?

Unusual: This is an unusual response to one night of binge drinking. I think you need to see your primary care to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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My sugar lvl 5.1, cholesterol 5.4, bp 144/81. ecg and echo 6 times. But always feel tremble and unsteadiness while walking. Chest pain. Is it nerve prob?

Atypical chest pain: It could be anxiety/nerves.

What is your blood pressure when standing?

Non heart causes of chest pain include caffeine, medications, thyroid abnormalities, gastric reflux, H.pylori infection, rarely pheochromcytoma and carcinoids (most these have blood tests). Try a trial of antacid/omeprazole, avoid caffeine, follow with a doctor ...Read more

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26year old, anxiety sufferer, suffering with bouts of unsteadiness and pressure around head and feeling off balance could I have a brain tumor? Help!!

26year old, anxiety sufferer, suffering with bouts of unsteadiness and pressure around head and feeling off balance could I have a brain tumor? Help!!

Well: I think you have already diagnosed yourself with anxiety. You need to see your doctor for evaluation and the a treatment plan which should include therapy and then consideration for medication ...Read more