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Menopause Aching Legs
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Now when I cross my legs while sitting, my leg will go to sleep! Are these changes to me, due to menopause?
No: This has nothing to do with menopasue. ...Read more
I have hip and leg pain for a couple of months, especially in the morning, I have an hour long commute to and from work, I'm 54 and in menopause, ?
It's impossible to say where your pain is coming from without an examination but it's usually musculoskeletal. Long commutes are difficult on the body and the body tends to complain if it's not getting proper exercise and stretching.
There is also a condition called piriformis syndrome which acts like sciatica, pain in hip and buttock radiating down leg. This responds to exercise too. Y. ...Read more
Over the last couple of months, I have been having hip, leg pain, with difficulty walking and bending over in the morning, I'm 54 and in menopause...I
Hip and leg pain: Your pain could be coming from your back or your hip. Start with an x-ray of the spine and the hip/pelvis and an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more
Electrolyte issue: You might be low in magnsium, 400-800mg daily supplementation might alleviate the cramp, estrogen tx would alleviate the ot flashes, appropriate if you have not had er+ breast cancer. A progestin along with the estrogen would also be warranted if you still have your uterus. ...Read more
Am on the menopause. Stage but everyday am having terrible body pain and stinging pain in my legs and arms?
My leg cramps are associated with menopausal hot flashes. My legs cramp and then I have a hotflash?
Fluids: There are many causes for muscle cramps, but given your age and the fact that you're working in heat, my first thought would be dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance. I would go to your primary care physician and report these symptoms. He or she will most likely order some blood work to see how your electrolytes are doing. Needless to say, when you're out working in heat, it's vitally important. ...Read more
Can u tell me why when I first stand up my legs will shake then I'm fine and my left hand will shake once and a while this had started since menopause?
Menopause: For a women your age I would not expect that you are in menopause unless you stopped having menstrual periods or your ovaries were removed or had a chemically induced menopause due to cancer therapy. Average age of menopause in usa is 51 y/o. I would go to a neurologist for an examination. ...Read more
Numbness/ menopause: These symptoms are not the usually ones associated with low estrogen. Numbness in hands and feet may be a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Other conditions can also cause this. It is vaital that you see your physician for examinations to evaluate your situation and then advise you on proper treatment. ...Read more
What can be causing my extreme pain in both legs, slowed movement, jelly legs, fatigue? 53 yr female. Post menopause. Have had much testing. Most negative.
Leg pain: Common causes for "extreme" leg pain include: vascular claudication from poor circulation to the extremity or neurogenic claudication from nerves compressed in the spine that causes severe pain to radiate into the legs. You could have neuropathy where damaged nerves cause burning pain. This neuropathy has many causes including diabetes. There is much more... I hope you get better. ...Read more
My mom (she's 47, menopause) sometimes has joint pain in ankles, joints of upper portion of legs. Pain increases sometime after morning walk and after?
The most noticeable symptom of oa is a feeling of pain in or around the joint. Other symptoms include:tenderness and stiffness in the joint
loss of flexibility or range of motion
grating sensation or sound in the joint, also known as crepitus. ...Read more
Hi I have stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor tendons in my right leg. I'm in menopause have high blood pressure, slightly raised LDL & creatinine?
I am experiencing pitting edema ankles >calves & leg stiffness after sitting. Frequent urination worse at night, Stinging eyes post menopausal. Non smoker 27yrs?
Seek help: Aching pain in legs has many causes: prolonged standing/sitting, excessive exercise, side effect when taking a statin drug for cholesterol-lowering, venous incompetence. Go to www. Phlebology. Org and seek help of a phlebologist who can sort things out for you. ...Read more
1. Potassium, magnesium, minerals, vitamin deficiency.
2. Caffeine & alcohol.
3. Drug side effect like antidepressants, cholestrol drugs and others.
4.Lack of exercise.
5. Constipation/irregular bowel movement.
6. Poor dietary habits.
7. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome.
8. Lack of adequate good sleep.
9. High stress level
See if any applies. ...Read more
Need an exam: The complaints are very vague, a visit to your doctor may allow for more interview and examination. This is the best approach to symptoms described. The differential diagnosis is too braod for achy legs. It could be mechanical, postural, nerve issues, back issues, vascular, neuromuscular, or normal reponse to extreme activities. ...Read more
Need more info: There are many reasons for sore legs. Understanding the cause is dependant on knowing the exact location, duration of symptoms, quality of pain, what brings it on (ie activity), what relieves it (ie elevation) and any other history which could be relevant. If this "soreness" is not exercise induced and it persists, you should probably check in with your family doc. ...Read more
Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more
Flat feet: Check for flat feet and/or poor fitting shoes. ...Read more
Fatigue: Having a baby is not easy and you will feel some fatigue, even in your legs. If you obtain some relief with increased fluid intake and a warm bath, you have nothing to worry about. If it does not help, please call your doctor and discuss this. Congratulations on your new baby! I am happy for you. ...Read more
? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more
No: I would not be worried really, but I do think it would be wise to get a good overall medical checkup. Sometimes subtle electrolyte abnormalities can cause leg pain and this may be associated with poor oral intake. A good overall medical checkup would be appropriate. ...Read more
Better chair.: You probably need a better chair - an ergonomic one, with good cushioning in the seat, proper back support, and appropriate height so that your feet are flat on the ground when you sit. Additionally, you should make it a point to get up at least once every hour to take a break from sitting. Stretch and walk around when you get up. ...Read more