Elderly: Sense Of Leg Thickened And Unable To Stand And Hard To Walk
Hello Doc .. want to ask about my mother, age 84 years, at first she wanted to fall when she wanted to urinate. Over time it was difficult to stand up, the road was also difficult, legs felt thickened, to move to stand hard.kalium et al normal hb 14 .. please enlightenment
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Feeling thick or feeling numb on the feet can be a sign that there is a disruption in the nerves or metabolism in the body. In someone who experiences numbness usually occurs impaired balance and coordination between limbs. Numbness can also occur in various parts of the body and can be accompanied by sensations such as tingling, burning or heat or a sensation like being pricked by needles. Some of the causes of numbness are:
- Metabolic disorders: usually occurs in people with diabetes, vitamin b12 deficiency
- Lack of blood fluid in certain body parts: examples of diseases such as stroke or vasculitis
- Genetic disorders
- Inflammation of nerve tissue: such as guillain bare syndrome or multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.
To establish the diagnosis of this complaint requires several examinations to determine the cause of the perceived complaint such as: blood tests, lumbar puncture, x-rays, ultrasound, CT-Scan to MRI. In the treatment must also be adjusted to the cause, if caused by metabolic disorders such as diabetes, treatment aimed at controlling blood sugar is a suitable choice. We recommend that you check your mother's complaints to a neurologist to further confirm it.
But in situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so as not to be exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throats that get worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by more fever from 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medicine, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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