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Can weak leg muscles cause loss of balance?

Can weak leg muscles cause loss of balance?

Of course.: You expect your leg to support you, and lose balance when it does not. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more

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When I get a headache I experience nausea, loss of balance and leg weakness. Any ideas?

Migraine: Sounds like a migraine, but should have checked out given the associated symptoms. Migraines are typically treated with drugs like imitrex, zomig, beta blockers, topamax; however, i try to find the underlying cause of migraines, such as food sensitivity, hormonal imbalance, or anatomical issue such as sinus or neck problem. If premenstrual, u likley need progesterone. Or get off birth control. ...Read more

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Living with Lupus (Checklist)

Schedule regular clinic visits with rheumatologist & don't miss them
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Take all of your medications every day. Discuss changes with rheum doc.
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Avoid unprotected sun exposure. Wear SPF30+ and a hat everyday.
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Get plenty of rest every day -- fatigue can trigger flares
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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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Living with Lupus (Checklist)

Eat a well-balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
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Engage in low-impact exercise such as walking, bicycling, and swimming
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Limit time in the sun and use sunscreen
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Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

See details: Your symptoms are not really specific but the positive ANA can be significant. See a rheumatologist. Is lupus possible in this setting? Yes, but that is only one possible diagnosis and the ANA by itself needs to be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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Living with Lupus (Checklist)

Get plenty of rest and sleep, which is when the body repairs itself
at bedtime
Exercise to inc. joint flexibility,improve muscle tone,inc bone strnth
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Use sunblock every single day—even when it’s cloudy.
yearly
Rashes persist, check with your doc about possible meds to use
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Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when i walk?

Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when i walk?

Could be: There are many reasons for weaknes in legs and arms. From cervical spondylosis and pathologies to muscular and vascular conditiosns. You need to be check ou thoroughly. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Doud Galli
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Loss Of Balance (Definition)

Loss of balance is a symptom in which a person has trouble sitting, standing, or moving around because he feels dizzy, feels like he is falling to one side, has trouble coordinating his muscle movements, is under the ...Read more

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