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Facial Muscle Weakness
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
Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more
Definition: When the muscles of the face are weak. Many causes. ...Read more
I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.
Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?
Small flesh colored bumps around the corner of my lip with a little bubble, muscle weakness, white and orange tounge, vulva itching, face breaking out?
Have severe muscle weakness. Rheum lab show vit d was low (16, normal is 30+) read m.S. Can be assoc. Have related symptoms. How? Which causes which?
Dysfunction: It interferes with the muscles ability to contract because it alters the electrolyte balance across the muscle memberane. You have to have the right balance of potassium and other electrolytes for the contractile elements of the muscle to be able to contract which is what gives you movement and strength. ...Read more
Yes: If you have a muscle injury, heating the area will not only increase the pain but also worsen the symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain. This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) you should definitely also take coq-10. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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