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Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Not sure: I can't tell which but it can be due to low iron levels and it not this it responsed to Dopamine agonists like Requip (ropinirole) or sinemet implying a nervous system problem. Some people do better with anticonvulsant meds like Neurontin or Klonopin which may have some muscle relaxant effects. So it may have multiple causes. ...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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Is restless leg problem a muscle problem or a disorder of the nervous system?

Is restless leg problem a muscle problem or a disorder of the nervous system?

Movement Disorder: Rls is classified as a movement disorder and we believe it arises primarily in the brain. Some people have secondary RLS associated with neuropathy, herniated discs. But the muscles of the legs are generally a "problem". If you have rls, consult with a physician to see if it truly is or a symptom of another problem. ...Read more

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Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Movement Disorder: Evidence shows that the disorder is related to problems with the dopaminergic circuits in the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia is intimately involved in the motor system and hence called the extrapyramidal system. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Physical: The cause of restless leg syndrome is not completely understood, but we do know that iron and Dopamine can be involved. Psychological issues like anxiety can aggravate it. ...Read more

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What problem of the muscular system is an inherited disorder?

What problem of the muscular system is an inherited disorder?

Many of them: Many problems of the muscular system can be inherited. There are hundreds if not thousands of genes that are important in the function of our muscles: skeletal muscle (=muscles we use every day to move), heart muscle and smooth muscle (e.g. Muscles in our intestinal system and blood vessels). All those muscle types can be affected by a genetic condition. ...Read more

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How is IBS caused? Is it cause by your nervous system , or from a lot of stress

How is IBS caused? Is it cause by your nervous system , or from a lot of stress

Combination: There is a genetic predisposition. But certain things may aggravate or predispose , such as diet, stress, anxiety. There are some cases related to gluten diet. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 'sciatica' a problem in the central or peripheral nervous systems?

Peripheral: Sciatica is a condition that affects the sciatic nerve which from the lower back down the back side of each leg. The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism,pheochromocytoma,etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. ...Read more

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What is a disease of the nervous system resulting from a thiamine deficiency?

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What is a disease of the nervous system resulting from a thiamine deficiency?

B1 deficiency: Beri Beri , which can be Wet Beri Beri with symptoms resembling congestive heart failure, or Dry Beri Beri with symptoms of weakness & paralysis. ...Read more

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Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Light meals: I think he is right. Try to eat light meals, lay down after your meals. Talk to your neurologist. Postprandial hypotension is not as common in young individuals, but in your case may have to do with your benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri. ...Read more

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Is stinging in fingertips and lower leg a nervous system issue from lupus?

Is  stinging in fingertips and lower leg a nervous system issue from lupus?

Can be: Lupus can cause inflammation of the arteries and nerves called vasculitis. It is important to follow up with a rheumatologist to see if these symptoms correlate to lupus activity. ...Read more

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Is "functional sensory symptoms" or "functional sensory syndrome" a real thing? I get weakness and tingling on one side frequently. Not a stroke.

Is "functional sensory symptoms" or "functional sensory syndrome" a real thing?  I get weakness and tingling on one side frequently.  Not a stroke.

Other causes: Transient neurological symptoms (such as weakness, tingling) can happen for various reasons. We always try to rule out "bad" causes first - strokes, seizures. Often times times migraines can cause them. At times patients get them when they are stressed or anxious (panic attacks etc). "functional" here means no "structural" cause was found. Few of my patients benefited greatly from meditation. ...Read more

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Is it true that quick fatigue/cramping of a muscle in the leg compared to the other leg is a symptom of compartment syndrome?

Is it true that quick fatigue/cramping of a muscle in the leg compared to the other leg is a symptom of compartment syndrome?

Maybe: Exertional compartment syndrome is characterized by reproducible aching in calf often associated with foot tingling or numbness when exercising due to swelling of the muscle in the confined area the nerves and blood vessels go thru Measuring the pressure with a needle before and after exercise makes the diagnosis Surgery fixes it ...Read more

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Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

ALS concerns: are best addressed by a Neurologist who treats this. (Not all neurologists do) Exclude the many conditions that can cause muscle twitching first. Start with PMD and some blood tests and ask about a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Can a jumpy knee reflex be normal, or is always a symptom of spinal cord problems?

Can a jumpy knee reflex be normal, or is always a symptom of spinal cord problems?

Depends: If both knee reflexes and both ankle reflexes are "jumpy" it could be a thyroid condition. If only one knee is jumpy, it increases the chances that it is from some problem with the nerves from the spine. If you have a weird ache near the outside of your thigh, that increases the chance it is from the spine. Please get it tested more thoroughly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nervous bladder disorder and painful bladder syndrome?

What is the difference between a nervous bladder disorder and painful bladder syndrome?

Frequency vs pain: Urinary frequency is the main symptoms of a nervous bladder; whereas painful urination plus other symptoms including frequency are painful bladder syndrome. ...Read more

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Could a bowel movement in sleep, that does not wake you, be caused by stress or psychiatric problems? Or what is the chance it is nocturnal seizure?

Could a bowel movement in sleep, that does not wake you, be caused by stress or psychiatric problems? Or what is the chance it is nocturnal seizure?

Do you mean that you: had loss of your sphincter so while sleeping? If that is the case, you need to be evaluated for diarrhea, gastrointestinal diseases, neurological illness including multiple sclerosis, and others. Please don't wait! ...Read more

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Muscle Disorders (Definition)

Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, ...Read more


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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more