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When to Visit the ER if You’re Feeling Weak

"Should I Go to the ER for Feeling Weak?"

You’ve probably experienced feelings of weakness at one time or another, and especially when you’re tired, hungry or sick. But when does a feeling of weakness cross the threshold from a condition that can be managed at home to a concern that needs emergency care?

Visit the ER if:

  • You are experiencing weakness in the face, or weakness or numbness on one side of the body, these signs may indicate that you are having a stroke. Other signs of stroke include:
    • Slurred speech
    • Confusion
    • Drooping in the face
  • You are experiencing any of these additional symptoms:
    • Associated fatigue
    • Fever
    • High heart rate (heart is racing)
    • Low blood pressure
  • You have an existing medical condition:
    • History of anemia
    • Patients in chemotherapy treatment
    • Diabetes

Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, located on 20th and High Street in Denver, may be able to help you. We strive to beat the national average wait time, so you can get quick access to high-quality emergency medical care. Learn more about our ER>>