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numb toes, hypertension, dizzyness, lack of strength

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numb toes, hypertension, dizzyness, lack of strength
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

how high is your hypertension?

Dr. David :

how long have you had these symptoms?

Dr. David :

do you have any prior medical problems?

Dr. David :

where are you having lack of strength?

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

166 is the upper

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

1 month

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

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JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

lack of strength in legs

Dr. David :

166 is not super high blood pressure.

Dr. David :

cutting down salt can help decrease blood pressure

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and loosing weight and exercising can help as well.

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have you been checked for problems like diabetes?

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are you able to exercise?

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

I do not have diabetes

Dr. David :

that is good.

Dr. David :

are you overweight?

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

no not at all

Dr. David :

being overweight can increase risks for high blood pressure

Dr. David :

and can put extra weight on your legs.

Dr. David :

good, I'm glad you are not over weight.

Dr. David :

are you able to exercise and strengthen your legs?

Dr. David :

sometimes if you don't exercise, your legs can get weak and you can have worse circulation.

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

I find it difficult to stand on my feet

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you need to see a neurology doctor.

Dr. David :

sometimes a pinched nerve in your lower back can cause leg weakness and numbness of your toes.

Dr. David :

a herniated disk in your lower back can pinch nerves to cause these symptoms.

Dr. David :

do you have any back pain?

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

not really

Dr. David :

you should see your doctor and get a nerve exam.

Dr. David :

and possibly an MRI scan of your back.

JACUSTOMER-l489n1zw- :

ok

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

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best of luck to you

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