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Autoimmune Diseases That Cause Muscle Weakness
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more
Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?
Not really...: Neuropathy and twitching are two different things which are not necessarily linked together. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness in feet, burning sensation, problem with balance, etc. Twitching on the other hand can happen from a lot of different reasons such as stress, benign fasciculations or with more serious pathology involving the anterior horn cells such as ALS, Polio, etc. ...Read more
What other diseases/conditions are associated with "COX negative fibers on muscle biopsy" besides mitochondrial diseases?
Complex issues. Best: look them up yourself. E.g. https://www.google.com/search?q=muscle+biopsy+COX+negative+fibers, https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=muscle+biopsy+COX+negative+fibers & http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1847877-overview would be good places to begin. ...Read more
What things cause hyperesthesia, dysesthesias, and dysautonomia? Which cancers or autoantibodies might cause this?
Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?
? Guillain-Barre ?: Not sure what you wish answered, but your description could be c/w an acute immune polyneuritis called guillain-barre, or even onset of a chronic process called cidp. If you have been diagnosed, perhaps you may improve with ivig infusions. However, please clarify what you need answered and we will amplify our responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pots cause body aches weakness dizziness also many people have other dusautonomia diseases along?
Antipsychotics: Demyelinating disease is generally autoimmune in nature -- different from the effects of antipsychotic medications. In fact some research indicates that quetiapine may protect against demyelination. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.pone.0042746 nevertheless, long-term use of some antipsychotic agents can affect neuronal function -- just differently. ...Read more
Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness ?
Inflammatory disease: Sounds like you have been given the dx of fibromyalgia. Otherwise, you have a very vague problem which is questionable in its diagnosis. You are much more likely experiencing vertigo due to the serious medications you are on versus systemic inflammation. Both Plaquentil and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are well known for causing vertigo. I would suggest talking with your rheumatologist about alternate drug treatment. ...Read more
Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?
See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more
Many variables: Not all stds for instance hpv cause abdominal pain, but some stds can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which gives abdominal pain and fatigue. A rare complication of pelvic inflammatory disease is inflammation around the liver called fitz hugh curtis syndrome. This is usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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