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Is there a disease that causes muscle weakness and weight loss?

Is there a disease that causes muscle weakness and weight loss?

Yes: Systemic illness, toxicity, congenital illness to name a few can cause muscle weakness and weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss,  muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness and weight loss after gastroenteritis. I have had the symptoms for 6.5 days now. I have gone from 147 pounds to 144.8 pounds. Thoughts?

Muscle weakness and weight loss after gastroenteritis. I have had the symptoms for 6.5 days now. I have gone from 147 pounds to 144.8 pounds. Thoughts?

Fluid and food: Gastroenteritis can be a very serious problem for your body to deal with. The amount of fluid lost through diarrhea in addition to the lack of intact can lead to severe dehydration. Furthermore the lack of nutrition causes the body to break down protein for energy. It takes a lot of fluid, nutrition, and rest to recover. If the symptoms do no improve I would recommend a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

See your physician: If you truely have colon cancer you are on the right track by having a colonosopy. It does not sound like you have that diagnosis as yet. Your anxiety prior to an actual diagnosis could be the cause of your muscle weakness and weight loss. ...Read more

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What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

Hip pain: Your symptoms are not unique to one problem or disease. You should see a rheumatologist to get a diagnosis if your family doctor is unsure of the cause. ...Read more

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Which disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, hair and tooth loss, & light & heat sensitivity?

Which disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, hair and tooth loss, & light & heat sensitivity?

Possible thyroid: You might have a thyroid problem. You should see your physician to get a physical and blood test. ...Read more

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In June I began having leg muscle weakness, in July I began having upset stomach - dr prescribed prilosec - caused me to lose my appetite and immediately lost 6 lbs. Now, I can barely keep from losing weight, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, lethargy an

In June I began having leg muscle weakness, in July I began having upset stomach - dr prescribed prilosec - caused me to lose my appetite and immediately lost 6 lbs. Now, I can barely keep from losing weight, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, lethargy an

Call dr again: Two things come to mind- (1) You have an adverse drug reaction to Prilosec (stopping it for a few days would be justified) or (2) Your problem is not from acid reflux at all or it may just be a coincidence. Neither can account for the leg weakness since it started before you took Prilosec. Call you doctor again and get a referral if indicated. ...Read more

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What muscle disease can cause burning in your muscles but no muscle weakness ? Any idea ?

What muscle disease can cause burning in your muscles but no muscle weakness ? Any idea ?

Diabetes: Any disease which causes small vessel disease cause burning sensation, the best example is diabetes. Although there is need for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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