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Causes of Generalized Weakness


Updated June 17, 2014

Generalized weakness is one of the most common medical complaints of seniors in the US. It is characterized by muscle weakness throughout the body. Focal weakness, weakness in one part of the body, is usually related to the brain (stroke) or to the muscles that are affected (muscle fatigue). However, there are so many medical conditions can result in generalized weakness, so it is one of the hardest medical complaints to diagnose.

Causes of Generalized Weakness

Generalized weakness is most often related to fatigue or low blood pressure. It can be also be related to endocrine problems. Here is a list of potential causes of generalized weakness:

Treatment for Generalized Weakness

There is no specific treatment for generalized weakness. It is important to treat the underlying cause in order to fix the weakness.

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