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What is a muscle twitch?

What is a muscle twitch?

Fibers contracting: The brain sends messages to the muckes (via nerves) to tell the muscle to move. Occasionally, the chemicals that mediate this process allow for a muscle (or part of a muscle) to contract without any planned action. Causes range from nothing at all ( most prople get them occasionally) to fatigue to vitamin/ mineral imbalance. If happening frequently, see your doctor to rule out systemic reason. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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Why would my eyelid muscle twitch constantly?

Myokymia: Most commonly twitching over the eyelid is rather benign, and is associated with fatigue, eye strain, stress, etc. However, less commonly, may be seen associated with problems at the brainstem (pons). The latter more likely involves more widespread areas of the face. Get reassured by a visit to an eye specialist. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) stop muscle twitching?

Possibly: It is possible that Buspirone could stop muscle twitching although this would be unlikely given the characterized indications and therapeutic effects of this medication. Talk with a physician for more details. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

No: If you had tetanus, you'd know -- and it's still around. Everybody gets some muscle twitchies from time to time -- nobody's sure how this happens. They're only cause for concern if they're striking / spectacular. ...Read more

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Could REM sleep patterns cause muscle twitching?

Could REM sleep patterns cause muscle twitching?

By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep. ...Read more

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What type of muscle twitch fibers does the psoas muscle have?

What type of muscle twitch fibers does the psoas muscle have?

Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which smooth, skelatol and cardiac muscle twitch?

What is the mechanism by which smooth, skelatol and cardiac muscle twitch?

Depolarization: When you apply an electric current to any of the above fibers, you cause depolarization, ion flux, and movement of protein filaments resulting in the characteristic "twitch". If you're really interested, check out: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=fduja8rwntk. ...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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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more