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  • Having hard time standing up from a chair

  • I can't get up from my chair

  • I can't move from the chair

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • History of cerebrovascular disorder

  • Numbness of the body

  • Slurred speech

  • Low back pain

  • Seizure attack

  • Neck pain / stiffness

  • Fainting with loss of consciousness

  • Dizziness

  • Impossible to walk normally

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Muscle weakness in the limbs

  • Change in personality

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Back pain

Possible Causes

  • Progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy

    Progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy (PSVE) occurs due to fatty deposits and blood clot in the blood vessels that supply the white-matter and deep structures of the brain resulting in their damage. It's most common in elderly individuals, suffering from hypertension.

  • Alzheimer dementia (AD)

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. The brain shrinks affecting memory and behavior. Symptoms worsen over time, and can interfere with daily life. Increasing age increases the risk for Alzheimer dementia.

  • Cushing syndrome

    This condition is caused by excessive amounts of a hormone called cortisol. This may be caused consumption of some steroid medications or the body itself may produce too much cortisol.

  • Dehydration
  • Acute low back pain
  • Anemia
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Cancer pain
  • Hypothyroidism

Related Serious Diseases

  • Cervical cord injury

    Injury to the spinal cord at the neck level. This is often caused by falls or accidents.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have difficulty in getting up from a chair on your own?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

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