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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Sudden Loss Of Muscle Tone

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How to work on weight loss, body fat and muscle tone?

How to work on weight loss, body fat and muscle tone?

Not simple: Weight loss comes from dietary changes while muscle shape comes from exercise. Body fat will decrease with avoiding high fat foods. Discuss this with your doctor and see if she recommends a trainer or if she does weight loss at her clinic. It really helps to be followed regularly to keep up with your progress and help you get through plateaus. Hope you enjoy success. ...Read more

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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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I am experiencing low muscle tone, loss of sex drive, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep) , hair...

I am experiencing  low muscle tone, loss of sex drive, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep) , hair...

Multiple causes: anxiety / depression would be the most common, however other causes such thyroid dysfunction or other organic disorders would be the case. Need to see your doctor for assessment, good luck ...Read more

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Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?

Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?

ALS: ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay people and see if you exhibit any if the symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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I m 22.I got loose skin in my triceps like bat wings due to weight loss. Will working out the tricep muscles with weights in gym tone the loose skin??

I m 22.I got loose skin in my triceps like bat wings due to weight loss. Will working out the tricep muscles with weights in gym tone the loose skin??

Bat wings in: the arms from weight loss can tone up to a degree by working out, perhaps w/a personal traineer. Beyond that you MAY need surgery. Please work out and consider meeting w/your doc to discuss plastic surgery or work at living peacefully w/the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does tai chi help muscle tone?

Does tai chi help muscle tone?

Yes & balance, too: Tai chi is an excellent exercise that has been shown to increase strength, tone, flexibility & balance in its participants (typically studied in seniors) as well as to decrease falls & hip fractures. ...Read more

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How can you increase muscle tone?

How can you increase muscle tone?

Weight and aerobics: Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will reduce fat, making the underlying muscle more prominent. Weight lifting is also good but for toning it's best to use lighter weights and do more reps as opposed to heavier weights with fewer reps (which is used for adding bulk). ...Read more

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What does abnormal muscle tone mean?

What does abnormal muscle tone mean?

Many variables: usually this refers to laxity or "looseness" of muscles at rest. Very often a sign of poor physical conditioning or underlying medical illnesses. This can also be found in certain endocrine and neurological conditions: please get examined and tested. ...Read more

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I was born naturally skinny. How can I build muscle tone?

I was born naturally skinny. How can I build muscle tone?

Weight Training: Start slowly and build up the amount of weight you use, and over time you will see an increase in muscle mass in the area you train. If you can afford a personal trainer, i highly advise it for good form in training. Never overdo the training and don't be in a rush to develop muscle as weight training can lead to serious injury if not done properly. ...Read more

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What are the best fruit and vegetable to give to a baby with muscle tone?

Nutrition: Babies need a variety of fruits, meat and vegetables for a balanced diet, along with breastmilk or formula for good nutrition. Diet has only indirect effects on muscle tone, if muscle tone is abnormal then a doctor needs to check the baby. Some babies need physical therapy in order to help low muscle tone. ...Read more

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Why is increased muscle tone triggered by fever?

Why is increased muscle tone triggered by  fever?

Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines. ...Read more

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Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape?

Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape?

YES: Of course you can...may have yt work at it longer...see a physical therapist to help you outline a plan to help you accomplish your goal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low muscle tone?

What is the definition or description of: Low muscle tone?

Low muscle tone: Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body. ...Read more

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Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape and how?

Muscle building: Muscles are meant to be used. If u do not use them they get weak. The more u use the better tone they have. It is not hard to get into shape. SURE If u have the will u will be able to do it. Just get into regular exercise routine with low weights. If u just want to tone up u should do more reps with low weights. Talk to a trainer at a gym- they offer free counseling for 1 or 2 session at some gyms ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased muscle tone?

What is the definition or description of: Increased muscle tone?

See below: Increased muscle tone could be due to "muscle spasms" from overuse or trauma. A more severe condition is "spasticity" which results from injury or trauma to the brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat if you are trying to reduce fat and enhance muscle tone?

What are good foods to eat if you are trying to reduce fat and enhance muscle tone?

Sensible: This is a great goal for yourself especially at your age. The key is plenty of lean protein (i'm going assume you'd like some muscle mass as well), and avoiding the greasy / salty / sugary stuff that most folks overeat. After a while you'll come to dislike these. Keep it simple like this, and renew your acquaintance with fruits and vegetables. Nobody ever got fat eating apples and oranges. ...Read more

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Ems (electrical muscle stimulation) unit - is this useful for building up my muscle tone?

Ems (electrical muscle stimulation) unit - is this useful for building up my muscle tone?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Does donating blood reduce muscle tone?

Does donating blood reduce muscle tone?

No: There is no impact on your general muscule tone / function after blood donation. ...Read more