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Degenerative Muscle Disease Symptoms
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue.
The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing.
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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
Yes I have a muscle disease, MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?
You can exercise: Myasthenia Gravis tends to produce a change in the muscle which is very similar to atrophy. Regular, moderate exercise can combat atrophy. Beneficial exercise is repetitive and done in a way that stops short of muscle fatigue. The key is to do something both pleasant and not stressful which will help keep weight down and reaffirm the positive, emotional feelings you attain during exercise ...Read more
This is mysterious: This has been very hard to sort out. The disease is so rare (if it is even real), the described features of the disease vary from paper to paper (anything from a catastrophic illness to the normal harmless persistence of aluminum at an old injection site), and the anti-immunization militants have gotten involved. A toxic effect of a Chloroquine (known muscle poisons) seems most likely to me. ...Read more
Muscle disease...If CPK normal 5 times aldolase normal...Emg and ncv normal. Esr normal....Can you still have a muscle disease?
Can you have a muscle disease...If CPK normal 5 times aldolase normal...Emg and ncv normal. Esr normal....Can you still have a muscle disease?
Why do you ask?: What do you think you have? Myasthenia gravis? Mitochondria myopathy? Mcardle's? Periodic paralysis? Myotonia congenita? Lumping everything together as "muscle disease" and expecting any sort of unifying set of labs / tests is naive. Start with your symptoms / signs and let a competent scientific physician rule the entities in or out until an explanation is found. ...Read more
Not that I know of: I am not familiar with this being an issue. ...Read more
I had normal CPK aldolase ESR repeatedly and other blood normal along with normal emg/ncv. Normal skin biopsy. Can you still have a muscle disease?
Difficult: This question (and the related one you asked) are very difficult because I don't have enough data. The short answer is 'yes, maybe', but normal CPK and aldolase rule out a lot of possible muscle diseases. You may need a spine MRI to evaluate possible spinal cord disorders, but your physicians (especially I hope a neurologist) can best judge the nature of your problem and how to investigate it. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a muscle disease with normal CPK aldolase ESR 7 times normal emg ncv and normal skin biopsy twice no weakness only burning pain?
Yes: There are many enzyme deficiency syndromes and types of muscle metabolic disorders. You may need to travel to a university medical center to get specific testing done. Was a muscle biopsy performed. Be aware that conditions such as fibromyalgia produce burning pain as well as tingling sensations in the hands and feet. ...Read more
Broken foot, boot cast, muscle disease etc., body aches/hurts tired from top to bottom! How do I adjust ¬ get weaker etc. Why does upper body hurt?
If your not putting: Pressure on the foot then your body is not aligned properly and you end up exerting more energy and utilizing other body parts etc.... ...Read more
Many: U have 2 google this or read a book @ the library. There r 2 many 2 list here. They include congenital-infective- injury-degenerative 2 give u a few areas to research. Sorry, if ur? Was a little more specific it would help. ...Read more
Movement quality.: Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, abnormal movement and pain. ...Read more
Neurologist: Neurologists diagnose and treat myopathies e.g. Muscular disorders. Neuromuscular specialists are mostly found at academic medical centers. For symptomatic treatments, orthopedists and physiatrists treat patients with myopathies. ...Read more
Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms
EMG/NCV: The test are combined as EMG and nerve conduction velocity. They often point to possibilities and may not always provide a final diagnosis. They provide insight into defects but not always the cause. Suggest see a neurologist. ...Read more
I have 5th disease. Any way to make it go away? . .. Or at least reduce the symptoms, which for me are sore muscles?
What is the most common cause of muscle twitching? Just recently started having this symptom. Have had tests that ruled out any neurological disease
Usually benign.: I infer from what you write that you saw a neurologist for EMG/NCS and other necessary tests. Since the tests have ruled out any significant disease, you most likely have benign fasciculations. You can confirm this with the doctor who ordered the tests. Take care, and keep healthy. ...Read more
How much is known about the h1n1 vaccinat and autoimune disease- as my muscles started to spasm and go after the jab, and neurological symptoms start?
H1N1 Vaccine: Read this article for some answers===>http://www. Bmj. Com/content/343/bmj. D5956? Ijkey=50461b12da91420e878413bd6b96d145254c56da&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha&linktype=abst&journalcode=bmj&resid=343/oct12_2/d5956. As you note, there is a slight increased risk for bell's palsy and parasthesias, but not for other neurological diseases such as ms. The fact you had some spasms in no way means you will develop it. ...Read more
At the back at my tounge it hurts. I've Been moving my tounge alot (stress symptom) Is it a muscle soreness? I have No diseases.
Have it looked at: The tongue is a muscle and it also has growths call papilla. These may be enlarged and they are present at the back of the tongue. Have your tongue examined by you dentist to find out the cause of your problem ...Read more
35 yo female, history of c5-6 acdf in 2006. Similar symptoms for the past 2 months. Gabapentin and muscle relaxers don't help much, can't take nsaids (crohn's disease).?
Diagnosed EBV now seems gone on to serious autoimmune disease symptoms muscle weakness stiffness in muscles numbness loss of sensation?
Hey I got head numbness on right side and neck muscle tight during sleep and I have been diagnosed with multilevel of degenerative disc disease?
I have a bulging disc and degenerative disc disease in my lower back. I pulled a muscle in my lower back can that cause me to have knee pain with move?
Yes: Yes, but @ age 25 deg disc disease is rather uncommon unless other factors involved. Back pain w/ nerve 'pinching' can cause knee pain BUT a good examination / history can normally distinguish between back and related nerve pain and a primary knee problem (tendinitis, kneecap, etc.). My reccommation would be to see a board certified ORS if your symptoms persist. Best of Luck!! ...Read more
I have PAD pos ANA. Muscle joint pain. What are early symptoms of autoimmune disease flare? I have rheumy. Stop seeing because I wasn't having symps
Define PAD: PAD means peripheral artery disease. This would be unusual in your age group depending on the rest of your symptoms and findings. A +ANA is seen is autoimmune disease but is only a clue and by itself is not diagnostic. It can be seen in other clinicial settings and is not diagnostic alone. You best decision is to return to see your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Celiac disease, 2 mos on diet. Unresolved severe fatigue, muscle aches. Ferritin= 5. Doc said not anemic so iron supp not needed, won't help symptoms?
Ferritin of 5 = low: That is a very low ferritin, so this is most likely iron deficiency, though you may not yet have anemia. With this ferritin it is likely you eventually will get anemia. Iron supplementation is generally safe but also look into iron containing foods to increase intake. ...Read more