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Dehydration And Muscle Weakness
Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more
Deconditioning: You aren't detailed about what you mean by deconditioning, but yes, being deconditioned can cause weakness and fatigue. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need work up: See your doctor to get some blood test done - especially tsh. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Viral gastroenteritis (stomach bug), clostridium difficile colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's or ulcerative colitis), malabsorption syndrome. In some circumstances, short gut syndrome, dumping syndrome...Among others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more
Uncontrolled muscle: There are a number of possibilities. It is vital to call your doctor to soon be examined to determine the cause of this disorder. If this disorder worsens then go to your E.R. For immediate help. ...Read more
Myalgia: The classic muscle symptoms of magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. Loss of magnesium occurs from excessive vomiting and diarrhea or diet severely lacking in leafy green vegetables. Taking magnesium tablets corrects the deficiency. Muscle aches generally are caused by other problems such as polymyalgia rheumatica. A rheumatologist would be best to consult. ...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
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