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Clonus A Series Of Rapid Muscle Contractions
What are the health consequences of a heart rate of 45-50 BPM during contractions from nuchal cord?
Most likely none: It is quite common for infants to experience a slow heart rate during contractions when mother is pushing. However, if the infant is experiencing slow heart rate early in the labor process it may indicate that the baby is compromised. Most infants can tolerate this without long term damage for a short period of time, but ongoing heart rate drops need immediate evaluation. ...Read more
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
Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more
No.: No. If you have time to read this, clearly not. ...Read more
Is muscle fasciculation size/intensity a clue in considering BFS vs ALS onset? I've had intense, large fasciculations in feet and calfs for a week.
No: Benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS) is a neurological diagnosis of exclusion. The nature of fasciculations in BFS and ALS may not be differentiated clinically. However, see a neurologist if you're concerned. Electrodiagnostic differences have been reported in small studies. Common causes of BFS include anxiety, medications, toxicity. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With motor neuron disease would the muscle weekness come before the painless muscle twitching when at rest?
Motor neuron disease: There are two types of neuronal loss in motor neuron disease. Upper motor neuron problem causes weakness without fasciculations (muscle twitch). Lower motor neuron involvement may present with fasciculations before any noticeable weaknees. Therefore weakness may come before, during or after the onset of fasciculations. You need to see a neurologist rather than worrying about the disease. ...Read more
Yes: But more important is looking for the reason you may have non-sustained VT. This would require a detailed evaluation by your physician. ...Read more
Not usually....: A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that can radiate to the jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Spasms of the chest wall muscles can happen for many reasons, including after a lot of coughing, and is not usually a sign of a heart attack. If you have chest pain, see your doctor or er! ...Read more
Could be: Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more
Is there an iatrogenic or neurological problem that causes pupil contriction and muscle contraction over a long period of time-like months?
Should worry in a predominantly sinus rhythm was a short cycle of complete heart block/ 2 beat Pwave asystole followed by 4 episodes of 2:1AVblock?
Arrhythmia: Consult your cardiologist ASAPGet a more detailed answer ›
What type of class of HTN prescriptions may be an effective way of gently slowing a normal, but slightly quick heart beat, by a few beats a minute?
Can a PVC "jolt" you (very short, distinct, grabbing feeling) more during exercise due to increased HR? Surge of blood brushing against chest wall?
Actually the jolt: you feel is from the beat after the PVC. There is a pause after the PVC resulting in a longer time for the heart to fill with blood. The recovery beat is then stronger to eject the increased volume. Makes some people cough and feel a grabbing sensation. Normal physiology. If it bothers you a lot ask your health care professional to evaluate and treat the problem. ...Read more
How to differentiate between infantile spams and other types of infantile seizures and normal jerky movements caused by strong reflexes? Scared!
West Syndrome has: clusters of brief flexor or extensor contractions ( spasms) with a distinct EEG pattern ,often with developmental regression. Baby's neurologist will tell you after evaluation. ~50% have a congenital cause like cortical maldevelopment , metabolic syndromes or genetic syndromes. . Any brain pathology increases risk of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Tuberous Sclerosis often causes West Sx. & ASD. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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