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26 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Impaired Exercise Tolerance

  • Spinal Stenosis

    INTERNATIONAL STUDIEREN Review article Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105(20): 366-72 ; DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.0366 ; Börm, W ; Thomé, C Article Authors Figures & Tables References Metrics Introduction: Cervical spinal stenosis has become more common because of the aging of the population. There remains much[…][doi.org]

  • Graves Disease

    Graves disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism, ophthalmopathy and goitre. The autoimmune process in Graves disease is influenced by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. The signs and symptoms of Graves' disease include insomnia, tremor, hyperactivity, hyperhidrosis,[…][symptoma.com]

  • Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2T

    climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] climbing stairs Difficulty walking up stairs 0003551 Facial palsy Bell's palsy 0010628 Wrist flexion contracture 0001239 Percent of people who have these symptoms is not[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] climbing stairs Difficulty walking up stairs 0003551 Elevated serum creatine kinase Elevated blood creatine phosphokinase Elevated circulating creatine phosphokinase Elevated[rarediseases.info.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    A person with advanced COPD may be unable to climb the stairs or cook, and they may need breathing assistance with medications and oxygen.[medicalnewstoday.com] It has not helped us understand why some patients with severe FEV1 impairment have better exercise tolerance compared with others with similar FEV1 values.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pharmacological therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms; improving exercise tolerance and quality of life; slowing decline and even improving lung function; or preventing or[doi.org]

  • Heart Failure

    As a result, people with heart failure often feel weak (especially in their arms and legs), tired and have difficulty performing ordinary activities such as walking, climbing[ucsfhealth.org] Numerous mechanisms unrelated to hemodynamic dysfunction may underlie impaired exercise tolerance in patients with chronic heart failure.[doi.org] […] with activity, especially while feeding, walking, or climbing stairs Loss of muscle mass Failure to gain weight Change in skin temperature and color (tendency to become cold[stanfordchildrens.org]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Tiredness, fatigue ...a tired feeling all the time and difficulty with everyday activities, such as shopping, climbing stairs, carrying groceries or walking.[heart.org] The impairment of exercise tolerance indicated by NYHA classification was markedly improved by PD for both groups.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As a result, people with heart failure often feel weak (especially in their arms and legs), tired and have difficulty performing ordinary activities such as walking, climbing[web.archive.org]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Weakness or loss of movement that can be more or less severe, including: Difficulty climbing stairs, walking, or lifting things Muscle pain Drooping of the head The need to[nlm.nih.gov] He reports difficulty rising from seated position and difficulty climbing stairs. He denies any blurry vision or any rashes on his body.[medbullets.com] […] rising from a chair difficulty climbing stairs tendon reflexes autonomic symptoms dry mouth impotence improves temporarily with muscle use (vs myasthenia gravis, where symptoms[medbullets.com]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    […] frequent gagging, choking, or drooling Difficulty climbing stairs, lifting objects, or rising from a seated position Difficulty talking Drooping head Facial paralysis or[web.archive.org] […] frequent gagging, choking, or drooling Difficulty climbing stairs, lifting objects, or rising from a seated position Difficulty talking Drooping head and eyelids Facial paralysis[nlm.nih.gov] The muscle weakness can lead to a variety of symptoms, including: Breathing difficulty because of weakness of the chest wall muscles Chewing or swallowing difficulty, causing[web.archive.org]

  • Fibromyalgia

    Very difficult Vacuum, scrub, or sweep floors No difficulty Very difficult Lift and carry a bag full of groceries No difficulty Very difficult Climb one flight of stairs[doi.org] No difficulty Very difficult Change bed sheets No difficulty Very difficult Sit in a chair for 45 minutes No difficulty Very difficult Go shopping for groceries No difficulty[doi.org] Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Brush or comb your hair No difficulty Very difficult Walk continuously for 20 minutes No difficulty Very difficult Prepare a homemade meal No difficulty[doi.org]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[orpha.net] tolerance, and thus most likely modified by cardiac impairment.[nature.com] Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[um.edu.mt]

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