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Other than brain tumors what can cause psychomotor asthenia?

Other than brain tumors what can cause psychomotor asthenia?

Depression: Psychomotor retardation, which is a better description, is associated with major depression and sometimes with schizophrenia. The very similar tardive (late) dyskinesia (movement disorder) is associated with the long term use of many anti-psychotic medications and is a neurological rather than a psychological disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Loss Of Strength (Definition)

Loss of strength is a symptom in which a person loses some or all muscular strength, in one or more parts of the body. Loss of strength can be temporary or permanent, and can be caused by chemical imbalances, infections, brain or ...Read more


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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can a small nonenhancing right middle third falx meningioma be the likely cause of symptoms: left side asthenia, cognitive problems, no headaches.

Can a small nonenhancing right middle third falx meningioma be the likely cause of symptoms: left side asthenia, cognitive problems, no headaches.

More info needed: Left-sided asthenia is vague. Cognitive problems are a global issue. I agree with dr. Bose that it's unlikely to be responsible for those symptoms. Meningiomas can be incidental and along the falx, which is a midline structure, are unlikely to cause neurologic problems unless it becomes large enough to cause mass effect. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bicep won't flex anymore. What caused the loss of strength?

Possible Tendon Loss: Rupture of the biceps tendons or nerve damage may result in the inability to contract the muscle to produce flexion moves. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and loss of strength. What causes this?

Right shoulder pain and loss of strength. What causes this?

May be...: There could be a few reasons for your symptoms. I would see a physician for assessment of your rotator cuff. If the rotator cuff is ruled out as a cause of your discomfort then your physician can look into other potential reasons behind the pain and loss of strength. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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High probability of myofascial pain syndrome. Couple of the trig pts cause my arm to feel very heavy, even lying in bed. Is this heaviness what is conidered ''weakness''. I have no loss of strength?

High probability of myofascial pain syndrome. Couple of the trig pts cause my arm to feel very heavy, even lying in bed. Is this heaviness what is conidered ''weakness''. I have no loss of strength?

Lymphedema: Heaviness is the earliest sign of lymphedema water weight is heavy - get tested with bia if you have extra cellular water it is a confirmation. For each pound of water need one month of lymph detox. ...Read more

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My left hand, mainly pinky and ring finger, feels weird, like stiff and weak but no actual loss of strength, grip, movement. Caused by lots of typing?

My left hand, mainly pinky and ring finger, feels weird, like stiff and weak but no actual loss of strength, grip, movement. Caused by lots of typing?

Ulnar Nerve: The ulnar nerve is responsible for sensation in your your fifth digit and half of your fourth digit. A visit to your Orthopaedic Surgeon- a hand specialist preferably, will provide you with the chance to have a physical examination and diagnosis of your problem. There are several sites of compression of the ulnar nerve. It may be that you need to change the ergonomics of your work station. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain / weakness?

What could cause shoulder pain / weakness?

Impingement syndrome: The most likely problem after the age of 40 is impingement syndrome. It causes bursitis in the shoulder which eventually leads to rotato cuff tendinitis causing pain and perceived weakness with attempted elevation of the arm. If it persists you should be checked by a Ortho doc who can prescribe some physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and a steroid injection. Cervical radiculopathy? ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Asthenia (Definition)

Asthenia is a symptom in which a person feels weakness and a lack of energy in his body, especially after doing activities. Asthenia can be caused by nerve problems, muscle problems, ...Read more