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What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

Wake UP numilaugher!: "Natural" is nonsense. Malaria, Ebola, snake venom, toxic molds - all totally natural. Some crucial drug wisdom: If it has no reported SIDE effects, it probably has no EFFECTS, either. You can practically bank on it: What health hucksters promote as "natural" is almost certainly worthless. Leave the Middle Ages behind. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. Seek real KNOWLEDGE, not pseudoscientific claptrap ...Read more

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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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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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Which arm and abdominal exercises to tone muscles are considered effective?

Which arm and abdominal exercises to tone muscles are considered effective?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Besides reducing salt intake, exercise, and massage, what pharmacological treatments other than diuretics, may be helpful for facial edema?

Besides reducing  salt intake, exercise, and massage, what pharmacological  treatments other than diuretics, may be helpful for facial edema?

Facial Edema: Causes of facial edema: allergic reactions, angioedema, blood transfusion reaction, cellulitis, conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye), drug reactions, including those due to aspirin, penicillin, sulfa, glucocorticoids, and others, head, nose, or jaw surgery, injury or trauma to the face (such as a burn), malnutrition (when severe), obesity, salivary gland disorders, sinusitis. ...Read more

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Which herbal tea for increasing mental and/or physical engeryis considered the best?

Hyson green tea: It is not magic! however hyson green tea can help with focus related to it's caffiene content. ...Read more

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Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more

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Which exercises to lose weight and tone up body are considered effective?

Which exercises to lose weight and tone up body are considered effective?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Can a pre-workout supplement used to give you energy and helps build muscle, like c-4, cause erectile dysfunction?

Can a pre-workout supplement used to give you energy and helps build muscle, like c-4, cause erectile dysfunction?

Perhaps: There is a growing body of evidence that " workout supplements" have various negative side effects and there is scant evidence that is well collected that there are authentic positive effects. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can be combined with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's to increase the treatment's effectiveness?

Are there medications that can be combined with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's to increase the treatment's effectiveness?

Medication benefits: Dopamine meds for physical symptoms: first, Azilect (mao-b inhibitor) & then Dopamine agonists (requipmirapex/neupro). Last add sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. For dementia: Namenda plus Exelon or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel. For sleepiness/fatigue: nuvigil. For insomnia: Clonazepam or seroquel. For depression/anxiety: Lexapro or Effexor :). ...Read more

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What are some effective exercises to tone stomach muscles?

What are some effective exercises to tone stomach muscles?

Crunches & many more: You have a great deal of choices when it comes to toning your stomach muscles. There are 3 basic starting positions to consider. From the back flat (supine) position you can do crunches and add a slight twist or touch elbows to knees to vary the theme. Planks (see image- torso/back straight with gut tensed) are a great means of toning your core muscles from the supine, prone, or sideways facing. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Cardio: Cardio, if you do not practice regularly sports helps to condition the body, if assocc. With appropiate diet it is the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Loss of muscle mass!: Muscles weaken over time with less activity. You need to start exercising, preferentially resistance exercise using weight or machines. When you are deconditioned, climbing, walking, lifting all become more difficult. The number one cause for nursing home admissions is frailty! ...Read more

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Which type mg to use for relaxation, stress and muscle tension, and which type for ca efficiency absorption when treating osteoporosis?

Which type mg to use for relaxation, stress and muscle tension, and which type for ca efficiency absorption when treating  osteoporosis?

Not mag oxide: Magnesium oxide is the worst: poorly absorbed and most prone to cause diarrhea. Magnesium glycinate, magnesium citrate, and magnesium malate are close, and different individuals may tolerate them differently. Magnesium aspartate may be better absorbed. Divide doses during day for better absorption. Topical oil of magnesium is well absorbed and avoids diarrhea. Avoid calcium oxide. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend for weight loss and to gain muscle?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend for weight loss and to gain muscle?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Does high intensity rutines build muscles, ex. 4sets of 20 reps? Or is that for shredding?

Strengh and shreddin: To build power 5 sets of 5 reps beginning with 60-65 % of one rep maximum lift and increasing every week by 5-10 % for four weeks and then deload. For shredding and strength 4 sets of 12-15 at 85 % of one rep max. These are basic rules that can be modified somewhat. ...Read more

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Is optimum nutrition's gold standard whey protein free of side effects for a weight lifter? I'm18 years and 59kg. Want to stimulate muscle growth

Is optimum nutrition's gold standard whey protein free of side effects for a weight lifter? I'm18 years and 59kg. Want to stimulate muscle growth

Balanced diet: Good diet requires a good balanced intake of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Of the protein component milk protein is considered to be of very high quality. Speak with a good dietician for more detailed advice. ...Read more

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Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?

NO : Why don't you grow up and stop looking for pharmacology to help you? Learn to eat less, exercise more and get healthy naturally -- not compromising your health by looking for new and different poisons to put into your body. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment other than steroids for mctd to relieve joint and muscle problems?

Is there any treatment  other than steroids for mctd to relieve joint and muscle problems?

Yes: Mctd is treated based on the predominant disease component. There are multiple medications which can be used for your symptoms. The correct choice will depend on your disease course so far and other symptoms. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist to help pick the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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What is the best muscle relaxant that can be taken with pain meds for quik jerking of groups of muscles?

What is the best muscle relaxant that can be taken with pain meds for quik jerking of groups of muscles?

Wait...: I would not reach for muscle relxants for jerking motions until i knew what was causing them...The of course are not normal to have them while awake... ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with PLS with myopathy in2012. I have some muscle wasting with increased muscle tone. Why do I have increased tone with muscle wasting?

PLS: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a rare neuromuscular disease with slowly progressive weakness in voluntary muscle movement. PLS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. PLS affects the upper motor neurons in the arms, legs, and face. Symptoms include weakness, muscle stiffness and spasticity, clumsiness, slowing of movement, and problems with balance and speech. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased muscle tone?

What is the definition or description of: Increased muscle tone?

See below: Increased muscle tone could be due to "muscle spasms" from overuse or trauma. A more severe condition is "spasticity" which results from injury or trauma to the brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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If a person has cervicothoracic hypermobility wouldn't manual release of the muscles be contraindicated because increased muscle tone is protective?

If a person has cervicothoracic hypermobility wouldn't manual release of the muscles be contraindicated because increased muscle tone is protective?

Unsure of Q: I'm not aware of a condition called cervicothoracic hyper mobility ! please enlighten me... Sounds like you may have " loose joints" or generalized ligamentous laxity.A scapulothoracic strengthening program may be indicated but i would see an ors first for exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is rigor increased muscle tone triggered by a fever?

Is rigor increased muscle tone triggered by a fever?

Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines. ...Read more

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Why is increased muscle tone triggered by fever?

Why is increased muscle tone triggered by  fever?

Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines. ...Read more

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Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?

Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?

ALS: ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay people and see if you exhibit any if the symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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Bmi doesn't account for waist size and muscle tone. Why is it still used? At 5-9 170, i'd still be considered overweight...Ridiculous.

Bmi doesn't account for waist size and muscle tone.  Why is it still used?  At 5-9 170, i'd still be considered overweight...Ridiculous.

You're right: It is widely acknowledged that bmi doesn't tell the whole story - it's just a guide. It's particulary wrong in muscular, healthy people who have a high bmi but are not fat. Ignore it. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat if you are trying to reduce fat and enhance muscle tone?

What are good foods to eat if you are trying to reduce fat and enhance muscle tone?

Sensible: This is a great goal for yourself especially at your age. The key is plenty of lean protein (i'm going assume you'd like some muscle mass as well), and avoiding the greasy / salty / sugary stuff that most folks overeat. After a while you'll come to dislike these. Keep it simple like this, and renew your acquaintance with fruits and vegetables. Nobody ever got fat eating apples and oranges. ...Read more

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How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina(epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement. ...Read more

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What activities can I do to work out if I have cerebral palsy and low muscle tone?

What activities can I do to work out if I have cerebral palsy and low muscle tone?

Anything you can: You can and should do all that is physically possible to maintain strength and flexibility. I encourage my patients to do whatever resistance training they can. This depends upon how significant the level of CP is. Make sure you work with someone who can create a safe program for you, because you don't want to put yourself in a position where you could get hurt. ...Read more

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Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Yes: Muscle aches from statins can occur anytime after initiation. These medications however do not typically affected muscle tone. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has very low muscle tone in his back he still dose not sit up it's not a neurology problem ped has sent him to physio im worried?

My 9 month old baby has very low muscle tone in his back he still dose not sit up it's not a neurology problem ped has sent him to physio im worried?

Motor milestones: It seems like his milestones are delayed certainly related to poor muscle tone. The main question is if there are other delays as well ? Would consilt with a pediatric neurologist as well and recommend testing for some rare inborn errors of metabolism. ...Read more

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I ballooned from 100-110 (i'm 5'1) in sept and now weigh 115 despite daily exercise and eating clean. Lost all muscle tone. Thyroid is normal. Help!

I ballooned from 100-110 (i'm 5'1) in sept and now weigh 115 despite daily exercise and eating clean.  Lost all muscle tone. Thyroid is normal. Help!

Check w/doctor: To see if there are other problems. If you gained that weight with a normal thyroid and no other medical problems, then you are eating more than you're burning off in spite of your daily exercise. Work w/an exercise physiologist or trainer if you want to improve tone after a normal medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Increased Muscle Tone (Definition)

Increased muscle tone could be due to "muscle spasms" from overuse or trauma. A more severe condition is "spasticity" which results from injury or trauma to the ...Read more


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Phytotherapy (Definition)

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