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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases That Cause Muscle Weakness

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Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Yes : The kidneys are one of the main regulators of your electrolytes, such as potassium for example. So problems in the kidneys can cause electrolyte abnormalities which can affect muscle function and tone. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

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


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Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

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

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Which autoimmune diseases cause joint pain headaches and positive ana?

Which autoimmune diseases cause joint pain headaches and positive ana?

Many different: Causes, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. You need to see a rhematologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What other diseases/conditions are associated with "COX negative fibers on muscle biopsy" besides mitochondrial diseases?

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

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Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

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 more

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Can myopathy of the muscles cause unusual sweating?

Can myopathy of the muscles cause unusual sweating?

Possible: It depends on the type of myopathy. More likely medications you are taking for a myopathy can cause sweating. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What diseases cause disintegration of muscles?

What diseases cause disintegration of muscles?

Muscle diseases: go to wikipedia and the muscular dystrophy foundation and if this does not help then go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search muscle diseases AND review ...Read more

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Could strong antipsychotics cause neurons damage and result in demyelinating disease?

Could strong antipsychotics cause neurons damage and result in demyelinating disease?

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

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What causes muscle weakness and not affect the nervous system?

What causes muscle weakness and not affect the nervous system?

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... ...Read more

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Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness ?

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

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Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Too many: Many autoimmune diseases can cause the symptoms you described except for kidney infection. However they can cause kidney damages. Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, MCTD..just to name a few. ...Read more

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Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

See below: Celiac disease, crohn, ulcerative colitis and auto-immune hepatitis are common auto-immune GI disorders. Check out the website given below: http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/autoimmune-disorders/autoimmue-digestive-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more

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Sextransmitted diseases that cause stomach pain fatigue?

Sextransmitted diseases that cause stomach pain fatigue?

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 more

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Cause of muscle spasms in arms +2 months. Not Lyme or electrolytes imbalance?

Cause of muscle spasms in arms +2 months. Not Lyme or electrolytes imbalance?

Muscle spasms: Sounds like you have see your doctor; please continue to do so. Low magnesium MAY be the issue. Your doc can measure that and other nutrients via blood work. Are you on a statin medication? That can cause muscle pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

It could : As many autoimmune/connective tissue disease are marked by various myalgias(or muscle aches). Be aware that many thing can cause symptoms like this, including stress by itself. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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


Muscle (Definition)

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