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42 Possible Causes for Difficulty Walking and Climbing Stairs, Dry Cough

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    A 66-year-old woman with a history of myocardial infarction 2 months prior presented to our respiratory department with several days of dry cough and night sweats.[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[ucsfhealth.org] Cough Most commonly a dry cough (without phlegm) More severe heart failure can cause a wet cough-coughing up pink, frothy fluid.[northshore.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    If patients report dry cough, this should prompt further diagnostic steps.[dx.doi.org] The main symptom of LEMS is muscle weakness, therefore patients typically have difficulty rising from a chair, climbing stairs and walking.[web.archive.org] Muscle weakness starts in one body part, such as the arm or hand, and slowly gets worse until it leads to the following: Difficulty lifting, climbing stairs, and walking Difficulty[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Dry cough or cough that produces frothy or bloody sputum (left-sided failure). Frequent urination during the night (right-sided failure).[healthcentral.com] Often, people with COPD and people with heart failure have difficulty exercising, walking distances and climbing stairs.[lunginstitute.com] It can also cause a hacking, dry cough. Fluid retention - because less blood is being pumped to the kidneys, it can cause water retention.[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Polymyositis

    cough Difficulty swallowing ( dysphagia )[myositis.org] Eventually people may have difficulty walking, standing, climbing stairs and lifting things.[southerncross.co.nz] Functional Impairments Secondary to Marked Weakness • Difficulty with all functional mobility (walking, climbing stairs, etc) • Difficulty lifting, carrying objects • Difficulty[physio-pedia.com]

  • Heart Failure

    Cough Most commonly a dry cough (without phlegm) More severe heart failure can cause a wet cough-coughing up pink, frothy fluid.[northshore.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] . • Most common side effect is an irritating dry cough.[consumerreports.org]

  • Granulomatous Myositis

    Here are my symptoms; started with dry cough, clubbing to fingers and toes, pulmonary friction rub, difficulty getting up from chair, weakness going up stairs, muscle pain[myositis.org] 58275 What treatment is recommended for Granulomatous Myositis Some features of body myositis, muscle wastage causing unsteadiness walking, and extreme difficulty climbing[healthmagic.gq] stairs answer Id 195108; conversation id 195036 Hi, Thank you for posting your query.[healthmagic.gq]

  • Myositis

    Signs and symptoms include a dry cough and shortness of breath. Cancer. People who have polymyositis have an elevated risk of cancer.[mayoclinic.org] Symptoms are slow to progress and include difficulty walking or climbing stairs.[myositis.org] Symptoms of PM include: muscle weakness muscle pain difficulty swallowing falling trouble rising from a seated position fatigue chronic dry cough thickening of the skin on[healthline.com]

  • Dermatitis

    Signs and symptoms include a dry cough and shortness of breath. Cancer.[mayoclinic.org] Climbing stairs or walking Rising from a sitting or crouching position Lifting objects Raising arms above the shoulders, such as when combing hair Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia[dermnetnz.org]

  • Left Cardiac Ventricle Disorder

    A dry cough may develop that doesn't go away. Fatigue. Muscle weakness. Weight loss, usually only in advanced cases.[netdoctor.co.uk] 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] Side effects might include an irritating dry cough. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).[drugs.com]

  • Arthritis

    The most serious early side effect is a lung allergy (pneumonitis), which causes fever, dry cough and breathlessness.[nras.org.uk] Among adults with arthritis, six million are limited in social activities, eight million have difficulty climbing stairs, and 11 million have difficulty walking short distances[arthritis.about.com] […] ulcers on the fingertips or toes tight and mask-like skin on the face numbness and pain in the feet pain, stiffness, and swelling of the wrist, fingers, and other joints dry[medicalnewstoday.com]

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