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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. Lynne Weixel
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Loss Of Strength (Definition)

Each muscle has a degree of function that is described as normal strength; this would usually be categorized as a strength of 5/5. Anything less than that would be a loss of motor strength, from which there are a ...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?

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

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Can spondylitis cause overall general weakness?

Can spondylitis cause overall general weakness?

It can but is --: -usually through pain when U strain, such as lifting, bending sit 4 long times or in the am. It's the symptoms manifested through the disease that makes U feel weak. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause weakness of erection in men's?

Can fibromyalgia cause weakness of erection in men's?

Not likely . . .: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/fibromyalgia/ds00079 for info re fibromyalgia. In and of itself, fibromyalgia should not cause erectile dysfunction. However, use of narcotic/opioid medication to manage chronic pain can decrease testosterone & thus weaken erectile function. Also, chronic pain can affect one's sexual performance. Check w/your doc to be sure ed isn't due to cholesterol etc. ...Read more

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Does consistent masturbation for years cause weakness of memory?

Does consistent masturbation for years cause weakness of memory?

Memory for?: No. Altho it might increase hair growth on knuckles and lead to blindness. Ah, just kidding. No worries, unless it compulsive (as opposed to consistent). ...Read more

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What can cause darkened vision, sudden weakness, and lightheadedness?

What can cause darkened vision, sudden weakness, and lightheadedness?

Low blood pressure: That is usually caused by low blood pressure. If often happens when going from lying or sitting down to standing. Dehydration of many medicines can cause this. ...Read more

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What could be the cause to sudden excessive hunger and extreme weakness?

Blood sugar issue: You may have a problem with blood sugar regulation and may have a diabetic issue. Consult your physician for more information and the proper tests. ...Read more

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Aside from nerve problems, what can cause tingling, numbness and weakness?

Aside from nerve problems, what can cause tingling, numbness and weakness?

Primarily nerves: Do not confuse with nervousness or anxiety. It is nerves that come out of spinal cord although rarely anxiety may also cause it. ...Read more

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If i masturbate daily it looks like watery does it cause weakness if i masturbate ?

If i masturbate  daily it looks like watery does it cause weakness if i masturbate ?

No,: It does not cause weakness, but like any exercise, it may make the muscles fatigue if done excessively and cause some local irritation. ...Read more

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I m 20years old ...I suffer from lose motions daily once or twice a day ...Dat causes d weakness?

I m 20years old ...I suffer from lose motions daily once or twice a day ...Dat causes d weakness?

Weakness: You have been losing necessary electroytes because of your diarrhea. The lss of theseelectrolytes can cause weakness. Try using electrolyte replacement fluids and go on probiotics to help your diarrhea. ...Read more

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Sudden feeling of lightheadedness and weakness, BP 119/74, pulse 111. Should i be worried? Possible causes?

Sudden feeling of lightheadedness and weakness, BP 119/74, pulse 111. Should i be worried? Possible causes?

Dehydrated?: You may just be volume depleted, particularly if your light headedness occurred when you stood up. Drink extra non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic liquids. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Asthenia (Definition)

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