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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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Can lack of sleep over one week plus some anxiety cause uncontrollable muscle twitching?

Can lack of sleep over one week plus some anxiety cause uncontrollable muscle twitching?

Yes: Lack of sleep disrupts the way the body defends itself, in other words reduced immunity. Anxiety together with lack of sleep can magnify an existing problem out of all proportion to reality, or may cause one to believe they have a condition they in fact do not have. Rest and relaxation are easier said than done, but will be of enormous benefit. Best of health and luck! ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Yes, anxiety can: produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. Do not rely on medication alone but learn some self-regulatory procedures like self-hypnosis, self talk changing, etc. Peace and good health. Biofeedback may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?

Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?

Not exactly: Teen w. Chron's has anxiety, fatigue, "muscle twitches" & myalgias. These are symptoms; which can occur in Fibromyalgia (FM). Primary cause of FM officially "unknown". IBS, Chron's & Ulcerative colitis might be varying intensities of dysautonomia of intestinal Smooth muscle. My evaluations have found pelvic joint instabilities in Chron's patients & per diagnostic criteria given in the ODG. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so energy drinks do help. However, if you are really concerned follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Yes: Actually and imbalance of any of your hormones could cause the symptoms, but the most common one would be a thyroid problem. Talk to your doctor checking your thyroid involves a blood test. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause afternoon fatigue and muscle soreness?

Can anxiety cause afternoon fatigue and muscle soreness?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please see doc and then go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Can stress / anxiety cause physical manifestations of facial twitches?

Can stress / anxiety cause physical manifestations of facial twitches?

Yes: These are.Relatively common symptoms of stress. As with all persistent symptoms, there may be other causes and your doctor should be able to help you rule those out. ...Read more

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Help! could Synthroid (thyroxine) caused muscle twitches all over?

Help! could Synthroid (thyroxine) caused muscle twitches all over?

Usually not: Overdose of synthroid (thyroxine) may cause tremors(fine shaking) of muscles but not twitches. Fasciculations are usually benign and don't necessarily mean neurologic or muscle pathology especially if there is no weakness. If the muscle twitches are new, consult a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can depression amd axiety cause muscle twitching in legs calves eyes lids and loss of weight without trying?

Definitely, yes: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

Rather unlikely: Muscle twitching isn't usually associated with multiple sclerosis, and more likely would represent a problem with your thyroid, or a medication reaction, or even issues with metabolic imbalance. Less likely for your age, muscle, nerve, and motor neuron issues. You might possibly have benign fasciculations. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed; ...Read more

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Can stress cause myoclonus and fasciulations / twitching all over my body ?

Can stress cause myoclonus and fasciulations / twitching all over my body ?

Stress will worsen: The stress is not the cause, but could make the symptoms seem far worse. Real question involves why you are experiencing the problems you describe. Do you have an over-active thyroid gland, is there muscular irritability, are some of the movements consistent with seizure activity, or a spinal cord problem? In essence, get a full evaluation, as this is not emotional. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause muscle pain and twitching all over the body?

Can anemia cause muscle pain and twitching all over the body?

Typically, NO: Anemia, unless profoundly severe, should not cause muscle pain or muscle spasm / twitching. Anemia typically causes fatigue, shortness of breath with exercise, or lightheadedness with standing. ...Read more

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What can cause of constant muscle fatigue?

What can cause of constant muscle fatigue?

muscle fatigue: A physical examination with specific laboratory blood test can help lead to the appropriate diagnosis. Fibromyalgia would have to be considered in the differential diagnisis as well as an endocrine disorder, . ...Read more

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Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them. ...Read more

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Muscle twitches for a month (no weakness in muscles), extremely stressed, hopelessness. Anxiety?

May be: Muscle twitching can be due to a whole host of factors, much of which is benign. Suggest you express your concerns to a health care professional who can help guide you for potential therapeutic options. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more