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Tired leg & High Blood Pressure

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  • Posted By: KennyP
  • May 2, 2009
  • 10:57 AM

Hi All, Since the beginning of Dec 08 I have been getting a very tired and weak feeling in my right leg when ever I walk for 5 minutes or climb one flight of stairs.I have been to my doctors office (it is a teaching clinic) starting in Feb 09 with my concerns and just this week I finally got some results. I am booked with a surgeon Nov 3 09 but I still don't know what the problem is.
I am a 54 year old white male, 5'8" 155 lb, 1 pack of smokes a day. I used to be involved in sports but that has tailed off big time.
This week I wore a BP monitor for 24 hrs checking my BP on the 1/2 hr. I climbed a set of stairs 4 times, 2 min before it went off and found that my BP shot to 188 over 117. My leg was dead tired but was OK after 5 min.
My Father died at 39 from a brain aneurysm, my nephew survived an aneurysm at 22. The males in my family are predisposed to this.
I have not got any confidence in the young doctor that is looking after me this time (They rotate on a yearly basis) as on my initial visit all he said was quit smoking and exercise. He didn't even take my BP but did order blood work. He said my chloesteral is high and I don't have diabetes.
Good but what about my leg was my thought. :confused:
It is a long way to Nov with lots of stairs and walking inbetween.
Any help on this or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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  • My apologies for not taking the time to read the forum rules and inquiring as to where my post went. I hope i didn't offend anyone. :oIf anyone has any thoughts on this condition? that would be a great help as I do not want to obsess on this and would prefer to be knowledgeable on the subject.ThanksKennyP
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  • I have been doing some research and I think the issue is PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease. The symptoms fit. :( After my Vesicular Blood Flow test the techs said to me four times..."Your So Young" This has bugged me bigtime as it is not their job to diagnose and advise even if they meant well. I guess now I will have to wait to see the Doc for a more solid answer but if anyone has any advise or links to share that would be greatly appreciated.My apologies to the mods again if I seemed rammy.KennyP
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