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Does muscle wasting start rapidly after nerve compression?

Does muscle wasting start rapidly after nerve compression?

Not first symptom: In the example of carpal tunnel which is compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, the first symptoms are usually sensory with numbness, tingling and paraesthesias. As the compression you will start to get motor or muscle changes typically affecting the thenar muscles whereby you may start to drop more small objects and develop atriophy. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Yes: Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected. Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Very Unnerving...: Most definitely, damage to a nerve supplying a muscles will cause the muscle to show varying degrees of degeneration. Several examples could include polio, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig's disease and traumatic severing of the nerve. ...Read more

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Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients. And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients.  And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Pinched nerve or ?: A pinched nerve normally causes local symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. It does not affect the body's absorption of nutrients. Malnutrition could cause muscle wasting, as well as other conditions not related to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Is temporalis muscle wasting after craniotomy due to disruption of blood flow (retraction), or to damage to the motor branch of the trigeminal nerve?

Is temporalis muscle wasting after craniotomy due to disruption of blood flow (retraction), or to damage to the motor branch of the trigeminal nerve?

Likely not nerve: Temporalis wasting is probably from transection and reattachment of the muscle, retraction, as well undermining and devascularing it, often with the use of cautery. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss,  muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

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 more

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Does compressed nerve cause muscle wasting in you pecks along with your arms and legs muscle. Because all my muscles in my body is weak and wasting 23?

Does compressed nerve cause muscle wasting in you pecks along with your arms and legs muscle. Because all my muscles in my body is weak and wasting 23?

Not like this: A compressed nerve could cause atrophy (wasting) of a single muscle or muscle group. If, however, muscles are weak or wasting all over your body, you need to be concerned about disorders like muscular dystrophy, rhabdomyolysis, or other serious problems.History-esp. family history-of nerve/muscle/autoimmune disorders are important & tests likely must be done.A visit to your doctor ASAP is in order ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive muscle wasting?

Loss of muscle mass: Patients that have conditions that can cause progressive muscle wasting are typically neurologic which are associated with a decrease in muscle mass leading to progressive weakness which can cause many different symptoms based on the muscle or muscles affected ...Read more

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What would cause right side muscle wasting?

What would cause right side muscle wasting?

Muscle loss: There are a number of possibilities...But more information is needed.... Where is the loss? Arm, leg, which muscles specifically. Nerve or root or spinal cord or brain problems can all be potential causes. I suggest you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What medication can be given for severe muscle wasting?

No simple answer: There are quite a few diseases that fall into the muscle wasting or atrophy category. They have different causes and as such, different treatments. Some can be successfully treated with exercise and medication, some cannot. The best advice is to seek out a specialist and find out what your treatment options are. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle wasting?

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

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Is atrophy the same as muscle wasting?

Is atrophy the same as muscle wasting?

Yes: Atrophy means a decrease in bulk of which muscle wasting is a similar term when looking at muscle tissue. There are many reasons for why this can occur. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

Symptom? : Without a good history one cannot be sure of the cause an L4 lesion, say a disc can cause it as well as conditions such as diabetic amyotrophy. ...Read more

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What does muscle wasting(atrophy) feel like if anything?

What does muscle wasting(atrophy) feel like if anything?

Weak: Atrophy (muscle wasting) is often sneaky and painless. The wasted muscle feels weak, and often 'untrustworthy'. A knee may buckle if the quad is atrophied, or grip may fail and cause dropping of objects with hand atrophy. Sometimes patients feel an aching due to fatigue, or even trembling. In some cases, twitching or spasms can occur. ...Read more

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Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Protein powder: And fruit smoothies can provide nutrition and hydration. Try to avoid electrolyte drinks that contain a lot of sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my LDL is 167 and cholesterol is 247 can't take statis causes muscle wasting.?

Statin intolerance: Hi. If you can't tolerate any dose of a statin, that's a bummer, but it happens. Alternatives you could use include colesevelam and ezetimibe. New drugs will soon be out that you could also use (PCSK-9 inhibitors). But at least for now, get on colesevelam and ezetimibe to get that LDL controlled. Good luck. ...Read more

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Knee muscle wasting after injury. Is it reversible?

Knee muscle wasting after injury. Is it reversible?

THE MUSCLES AROUND: The joint can be rehab'd, hope it goes well for you. It will take a lot of effort but of course it is worth it. ...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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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