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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?
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
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?
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