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B12 Deficiency And Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, have headaches, numbness in extremities, and painless muscle twitching. Vit. B12 deficiency?
It's possible.: Your symptoms, esp. the extremity numbness, could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is absorbed primarily in the last portion of the small intestine, which is commonly affected by Crohn's. It is a simple blood test to check B12 levels. Since chronic deficiency can cause irreversible problems, you should get checked out immediately, and have B12 replacement if needed. Don't delay! ...Read more
Treatment depends on: whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual muscle test, etc. Atrophy is something we observe or visualize. In some cases they can be caused by the same thing (ex. nerve injury, immobilization, joint trauma), sometimes they are separate issues. ...Read more
Possibly: A person who is taking Advair may experience low potassium and symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, and abnormal heartbeat. Even if so, though, it’s *highly unlikely* that Advair’s the only cause. (Maybe a change in potassium or other electrolyte unrelated to Advair at all.) And while your lab work has likely been followed occasionally (once per year?), it may be good to contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?
Not exactly: Teen w. Chron's has anxiety, fatigue, "muscle twitches" & myalgias. These are symptoms; which can occur in Fibromyalgia (FM). Primary cause of FM officially "unknown". IBS, Chron's & Ulcerative colitis might be varying intensities of dysautonomia of intestinal Smooth muscle. My evaluations have found pelvic joint instabilities in Chron's patients & per diagnostic criteria given in the ODG. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more
B6: Certainly possible, but not common. Fatigue, a frequent symptom of many disorders, is a symptom of b6 deficiency. Other signs include cheilosis (sores or cracks at the corners of the mouth), glossitis (swollen red tongue) and stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth, oral ulcers). Also depression, cognitive dysfunction, and anemia are signs. ...Read more
Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more
Uncontrolled muscle: There are a number of possibilities. It is vital to call your doctor to soon be examined to determine the cause of this disorder. If this disorder worsens then go to your E.R. For immediate help. ...Read more
Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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