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How does dystonia affect the nervous system?

How does dystonia affect the nervous system?

Various ways: Depending on the cause, extent and severity dystonia can manifest as spasms from head to toe, abnormal posturing, pain, spasms, and lip smacking. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more


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After years of having dystonia, is the skeletal system affected in any way?

After years of having dystonia, is the skeletal system affected in any way?

Dystopia: Yes, dystopia does affect the skeletal system if it is severe enough to affect weight bearing exercise and normal movement there will be a decrease in bone density similar to bone loss seen in other conditions affecting normal a. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon to ask ...Read more

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Dystonia or nervous tics run in my family...what can I take as a medication?

Dystonia or nervous tics run in my family...what can I take as a medication?

Well: First of all you say the tics run in your family. You did not say you have them. Why anticipate a problem. Wait to see how you do. If you develop an issue then let's worry about it. There are some medicines that may help if the issue arises ...Read more

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Having cervical dystonia, can I still go to the gym , can I lift weights or what can't i do?

Your primary tx : Provider who knows you and the specifics of your condition is the only person who can and should make such recommendations. While i was looking this up i did find that there's a new botulinum treatment for this condition that you may or may not have been given already. Even physical therapists before doing any work on someone with cervical dystonia are supposed to run you through a number of mobility tests in order to determine just how far they can go with the physical therapy. Therefore, no one other than your treatment provider will be able to advise you regarding your question. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more

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I'm struggling with a sense of constant nervousness and alertness. I can't seem to calm down ever, even in my own home. What's going on?

I'm struggling with a sense of constant nervousness and alertness. I can't seem to calm down ever, even in my own home. What's going on?

Anxiety, eval needed: Symptoms include those described, as well as restlessness, agitation, worry, problems with sleep. Many factors contribute: life events/stressors, medications, caffeine/substance use/supplements, and medical conditions. Anxiety not tied to anything is referred to as generalized anxiety. Recommend seeing a doctor for eval to rule in/out anxiety vs medical conditions. A link about anxiety is attached ...Read more

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Someone at work pointed out to me today that I giggle after most sentances, I think its nervousness as I haven't been there long how do I stop doing it?

Someone at work pointed out to me today that I giggle after most sentances, I think its nervousness as I haven't been there long how do I stop doing it?

Feedback: In my anesthesia practice I have noticed that nervousness manifests itself in various ways, depending on personality. Some patients get very quiet, some giggle, others get defensive, etc. These sort of nervous responses may be unconscious. I suggest you ask close friends who you spend a fair amount of time with to monitor this behavior and tell you when it happens so you can modify it. ...Read more

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