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A 36-year-old member asked:

which doctor to consult for muscle weakness ?

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Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
You have options: More than one specialty of doctor can handle this issue, but you may want to start with a physiatrist or neurologist. Both specialties care for patients with muscle and nerve problems, and they can perform specialized tests such as electrodiagnostic studies to help diagnose the problem, if needed.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

What causes muscle weakness and not affect the nervous system?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Tough one: There are several categories of possibilities: viral illness, statin cholesterol medications, diabetes(high or low glucose) low thyroid, muscular dystrophy, low potassium or low calcium levels, low protein diet to name a few...
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can someone encourage muscle growth in weak muscles?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Resistance excercise: Do anaerobic resistance exercise, usually weight lifting and eat well. Whether you should increase your protein intake is controversial i say yes, but there have been vegetarian body builders. My guess is that there is a genetic component to muscle development and these individuals just have a propensity.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Being more active weak, muscles?

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A 72-year-old female asked:

Does a elevated MCV cause muscle weakness .?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
MCV and anemia: Mcv or mean corpuscular volume is a measure of red blood cell volume. We use MCV to differentiate types of anemia- low volume ( microcytic), normal ( normocytic), high volume (macrocytic) anemia. Factors like vitamin deficiency, thyroid/ liver problems, drugs, bone marrow insufficiency, hemolysis can cause macrocytic anemia. Anemia can cause fatigue & muscle weakness when it is significant. D/w md.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

If you have muscle weakness due to vitmain d, how long of supplementation does it take until muscle weakness goes away?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : Give it several months. It takes 12 weeks to get levels back to normal if very low to be symptomatic.

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