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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Muscle Spasticity

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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...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


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What causes muscle weakness in polio?

What causes muscle weakness in polio?

See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read more

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What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

Asthma: Asthma is the prototypical disease whereby reversible bronchiolar smooth muscle constriction leads to tight airways and obstructive lung symptoms. Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also has a component of smooth muscle constriction. ...Read more

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What different between muscle weakness and muscle atrophy?

What different between muscle weakness and muscle atrophy?

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

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What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

Stress and dryness: You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. ...Read more

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Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Reduce stress: I think it really depends on what you mean. True spasms of facial muscles (intermittent tightening with or without pain) may be indicative of an underlying neurologic condition. If what you are referring to is that, rather than say wrinkles, it would be important to see your physician to discuss. ...Read more

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What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Electrolyte imbalanc: Among other things, an electrolyte imbalance caused by dehydration or other conditions resulting in alteration of the cellular environment can cause muscle twitching. Of course exertion and stress can also. ...Read more

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Besides lack of movement, what can cause muscle atrophy?

Besides lack of movement, what can cause muscle atrophy?

Muscle atrophy: Anything that damages a nerve or the muscle(s) innervated can cause atrophy. There are many conditions that can cause this like a pinched nerve that might have been painful, then healed but left atrophy. There are disorders of motor nerves, as well as muscles themselves that cause atrophy. Central nervous system changes would likely lead to less severe atrophy, mostly from inability to use. ...Read more

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What causes dystonia in the muscles?

What causes dystonia in the muscles?

It varies: Dystonia is a movement disorder that is typically caused by a problem with signals in the brain that affect movement. Some forms are caused by injury to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia (like stroke or cerebral palsy), others can be hereditary. Rarely it can be triggered by trauma. Some forms like cervical dystonia (torticollis or neck dystonia) are of unlcear cause. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles in the absence of exercise?

What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles  in the absence of exercise?

Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...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 causes involuntary muscle spasms?

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neurologic muscle weakness and metabolic muscular weakness?

Different cells hit: Neurologic muscle weakness is due to any disorder of the nerves activating muscles that causes weakness. Metabolic muscle weaknees is due to a disorder, usually of the muscle cells themselves, that leads to incomplete/inappropriate use of "fuel" conversion into energy by the muscle cells. ...Read more

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Is muscle weakness part of anxiety?

Is muscle weakness part of anxiety?

Yes can be: Patient with panic attack can have chest pain , shortness of breath dizziness and weakness. See. U pcp and a therapist for treatment. ...Read more

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What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

Directly...: ...Mainly polio and rabies, but any virus can trigger an immune reaction leading to guillain-barre paralysis. ...Read more

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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more