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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1

to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...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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How is muscle atrophy caused?

How is muscle atrophy caused?

2 Types: There are 2 forms of muscle atrophy: disuse atrophy, i.e. This come actual lack of activity or 'using' the muscle. Astronauts on space developed disuse atrophy, and exercise programs were instituted. 2nd type is neurogenic atrophy. This result from injury or damage to the spinal cord or spinal nerves, also from nerve disease such as als, polio, guillain-barre syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc. ...Read more

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What is muscle atrophy and what causes it?

What is muscle atrophy and what causes it?

Loss of size: Muscle atrophy is caused by loss of muscle or nerve injury and loss of neurologic input to the muscle. ...Read more

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Is not eating anything after a workout bad for you? Some days I would lift weights before I slept, but ate in morning. Can this cause muscle atrophy?

Is not eating anything after a workout bad for you? Some days I would lift weights before I slept, but ate in morning. Can this cause muscle atrophy?

It is bad for you: If you exercise by weight lifting, it is best to replenish the protein and carbohydrates you've needed in order to lift weights within an hour after stopping exercise. You're breaking down muscle by lifting, and consuming protein with some carbs to help absorb the protein in that first hour will help ensure adequate muscle repair and growth. Otherwise, you're just breaking down muscle for energy. ...Read more

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Can levofloxacin cause muscle atrophy?

Can levofloxacin cause muscle atrophy?

Atrohy not described: Levofloxacin can cause tendon rupture, especially Achilis tendon mostly in elderly.Tendinitis can be caused by this.
Muscle atrophy has not been described.
Should not be used routinely in younger than 18 or above 70.Caution must be exercised if QT prolongation in ECG.
Headache, insomnia, pain, dizziness &fatigue are some of the side effects. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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SBBO and gastroparesis have no known cause? Shouldn't I be having tests ran too figure out what's going on? I am so tired and muscle atrophy! What can

SBBO and gastroparesis have no known cause? Shouldn't I be having tests ran too figure out what's going on? I am so tired and muscle atrophy! What can

Different conditions: Bacterial overgrowth is treatable and I would recommend starting there. Diabetic gastroparesis is more and more used, otherwise poorly understood, for functional stomach conditions that result in delayed gastric emptying. Both conditions have specific diagnostic criteria. Would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist for further management. Also cut down, if possible on NSAIDS, Advil/ Ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can poor circulation cause muscle atrophy eventually?

More complicated: Very poor circulation causes pain with activity which leads to disuse. Disuse results in atrophy. ...Read more

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What causes a? Forward spine curvature and muscle atrophy at the shoulders in a healthy teenager?

What causes a? Forward spine curvature and muscle atrophy at the shoulders in a healthy teenager?

Scoliosis, Schuerman: A healthy teenager should be evaluated immediately by a spine specialist if they are developing forward spine curvature which could be a sign of shuermann's disease or scoliosis amongst other possibilities. The muscle atrophy is even more concerning as this typically implies that there is nerve involvement with possible impingement that should be evaluated via MRI as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What medical condition would cause proximal muscle atrophy and fat gut?

Adrenal issues: There are a number of conditions, but addison't disease and alcoholism come to mind first. Seeing a physician is important - the cause needs to be determined in order to treat. ...Read more

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If my body does not absorb key nutrients can that cause malnutrition? And can malnutrition cause total body muscle atrophy?

If my body does not absorb key nutrients can that cause malnutrition? And can malnutrition cause total body muscle atrophy?

Yes and yes: The definition of malnutrition is the absence of key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids and fatty acids. Without these nutrients, the body, including muscle will waste away. If you believe you are malnourished, please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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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Muscle atrophy caused by h1n1, can it be reversed, I now have established ineurope it is widespread from h1n1 vaccination, are there any natural remedey?

Muscle atrophy caused by h1n1, can it be reversed, I now have established ineurope it is widespread from h1n1 vaccination, are there any natural remedey?

None: My sources tell me it was due to a problem with a batch manufactured by a specific company. So far has not been seen in usa no natural remeedies are known. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

Needs evaluation: B12 is not toxic so high B12 due to taking it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it can be a sign of serious problems including liver & kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia & polycythemia vera & hypereosinophilic syndrome. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause: http://bit. Ly/1hVpCY7 ...Read more

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I have a muscle atrophy and body mass decrease after taking levofloxacin and amoxicillin. My appetite also decreased since then. Which medicine cause?

Need examination: There's a lot of information missing from your presentation. If I were to take what you're stating at face value then, my best answer is NONE of the medications are causing your complaint of MUSCLE ATROPHY and body mass loss. Something else is going on. I can explain if you'd like to set up an appointment at my URL: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pots became less active could this be the cause of muscle atrophy? If I was 180 pounds and know I am 161? Don't play sports nemore

I was diagnosed with pots became less active could this be the cause of muscle atrophy? If I was 180 pounds and know I am 161? Don't play sports nemore

POTS: With pots, patients are much less active in general, so weight loss is common. Pots is also associated with poorer dietary regimens, so weight loss can come from that. Try to exercise a little more each day, and eat a well balanced diet (even if you do not feel like eating). Walking, even around the neighborhood, is excellent for body and soul. Good luck. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Rt side of body from head to toe is slightly skinnier but emg rules out muscle atrophy. I feel slight diff in walk and use of arm. What can cause this?

Hemibody difference: It depends if you have any sensory symptoms. If there are no sensory symptoms and EMG is normal, then this might not be a problem. Muscle atrophy usually is determined by measurements like circumferential measurements of limbs or measurements from MRI images. Emg determines peripheral nerve or muscle issues. Muscles can hypertrophy with use. Muscle atrophy can occur with lack of use like bed rest. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1

to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Muscle Wasting (Definition)

Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy ...Read more