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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can a malabsorption problem cause muscle twitching ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Possible: Nutritional deficiency can highly impact your muscle mass and strength. Twitching however may be caused by electrolyte imbalance. Thus it all depends on what kind of malabsorption you are concerned with. On the other hand, a drug reaction (bronchodilator for asthma) ,too much caffeine, or a neurologic disorder may cause twitching as well.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor.

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Last updated Dec 1, 2017

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