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What causes weakness in arms and legs in seniors?

What causes weakness in arms and legs in seniors?

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 70% of seniors age 60 to 70 have cardiovascular disease. This causes narrowed or blocked arteries that can lead to a stroke or heart attack. A heart attack can cause chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, or numbness and weakness in your arms or legs.

How to tell if your arms and legs are weak?

My forearms…. similar. Tight fatigued feeling which makes for stiff hands and sometimes weak hands gripping things, like weights at the gym. As of May (today), I still don’t get the numbing feelings however I still get the tight fatigued feeling in my calves and forearms. The twitching continues 24/7 and now includes the arches of my feet.

Can a heart attack cause weakness in legs?

A heart attack can cause chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, or numbness and weakness in your arms or legs. If you have a stroke, you could have sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, particularly in the face, arm, or leg. You might also have problems speaking or feel confused.

What does it mean when one leg is weaker than the other?

Asymmetric: This means one leg feels weaker than the other. Gradual (chronic): This means the weakness got worse over time. Sudden-onset (acute): If you noticed sudden weakness in one or both of your legs, this could be a medical emergency and you should seek immediate medical attention.

Weakness in arms and legs 1 Weak muscles of the arms and legs. When complaining about the weakness of the muscles… 2 Weak left arm and leg. Usually, if there is weakness in the left arm and leg,… 3 Trembling in the hands and weakness in the legs. 4 Numbness and weakness in the arms and legs.

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 70% of seniors age 60 to 70 have cardiovascular disease. This causes narrowed or blocked arteries that can lead to a stroke or heart attack. A heart attack can cause chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, or numbness and weakness in your arms or legs.

Asymmetric: This means one leg feels weaker than the other. Gradual (chronic): This means the weakness got worse over time. Sudden-onset (acute): If you noticed sudden weakness in one or both of your legs, this could be a medical emergency and you should seek immediate medical attention.

Do you have weakness in both upper arms?

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