Take a relevant history and perform necessary assessments to investigate the cause Mrs Browningís muscle weakness.
Please click on the questions below to obtain Mrs Browningís answer
How is your sleep these days?
Are you able to perform your general activities of daily living, such as food, shopping, cooking, doing the laundry, taking a shower, dressing and using the bathroom?
And do you experience any pain associated with your weak muscles?
Have you had any dizzy spells or shortness of breath?
What about headaches?
Have you had any falls recently?
How is your diet? Any changes recently?
Have you been unwell in any other way?
Much better since I took your advice!
Oh yes, I donít have trouble with any of that. Iím just not as strong as I used to be when it comes to exercise, gardening and housework. Sometimes, my balance is a bit off kilter too.
No, itís not painful at all.
No, nothing of note.
No, I havenít fallen, but there have been occasions when I havenít felt as steady on my feet. Just like my muscles are a bit weak, you know?
I love food and am conscious of eating a good variety of healthy fresh foods every day. We eat very well but we are partial to something sweet for morning tea.
No, and thatís what is so frustrating! I feel like Iím turning into a doddery old lady.