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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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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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Can atorvastatin cause muscle cramping?

Can atorvastatin cause muscle cramping?

Yes: Atorvastatin could cause muscle ache, cramps, sore or just not feeling well. You can add coenzyme q10 200mg a day and see if will improve. It did for me and many other. ...Read more

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Are muscle spasms and chills normal after exercise?

Are muscle spasms and chills normal after exercise?

No: Chills often are caused by fevers, which are in turn often caused by infections. Muscle spasms can be caused by different causes such as low potassium, acute joint injury, etc. Neither condition would be considered normal. ...Read more

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How many people on statins complain of muscle pain, muscle weakness?

How many people on statins complain of muscle pain, muscle weakness?

Frequent?: Some people get muscle pain with statins depending on the drug, dose, may be variable rarely they have a condition called rhabdomyalysis which is muscle break down, change colour urine, weakness, muscle soreness ---then the drug has to be stopped immediately for fear of kidney shut down. ...Read more

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Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage. ...Read more

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Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more

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Can ALS cause muscle soreness and mild pain in my bicep. I have twitching there too. Could the twitching and soreness be just from a pulled muscle?

Can ALS cause muscle soreness and mild pain in my bicep. I have twitching there too. Could the twitching and soreness be just from a pulled muscle?

Check out my answer: I just sent you off an answer. You may relax. Your symptoms are not typical or even mildly suggestive of ALS. Your age is younger than any described case in history of what is referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease or the classical form of ALS. If there's no obvious reason for the soreness in the biceps and it persists you should see your doctor. But rest assured the diagnosis will not come back ALS. ...Read more

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Lumbar strain and muscle spasms. Taking prednisone and Valium not getting any better and there swelling in my right lower back.

Lumbar strain and muscle spasms. Taking prednisone and Valium not getting any better and there swelling in my right lower back.

See your doctor: The swelling is probably the result of your back spasms. Since you have not responded to medications, see your doctor so that a diagnosis can be made (x-rays mri). Once you have a diagnosis, effective treatment choices may be more obvious. Typically, treatment options include different medications, physical therapy, spinal steroid injections. Surgery, if possible, is the last resort. ...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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Does inflammation of muscles feel like soreness weakness or tingling in muscles?

Does inflammation of muscles feel like soreness weakness or tingling in muscles?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. Although there are other conditions that could potentially cause the symptoms you are describing as well. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Leg cramps and weakness from pravastatin 80 mg?

Leg cramps and weakness from pravastatin 80 mg?

It can: statin is an excellent drug to reduce cholesterol but like any other drugs it has side effect on of them muscle and joint pain you should stop the medicine immediately and discuss with your doctor other options to reduce your cholesterol and keep you well and healthy good luck ...Read more

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Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more

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Could Norvasc (amlodipine) cause thigh muscle swelling and pain?

Could Norvasc (amlodipine) cause thigh muscle swelling and pain?

Unlikely: Lower extremity edema or swelling is seen as a side effect in some people but this starts in the feet and works up from there...It is in general not painful. It is also resistant to diuretics...Which also provides clue that it may be a Norvasc (amlodipine) side effect. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having muscle soreness and muscle weakness?

What is the difference between having muscle soreness and muscle weakness?

Pain: If a muscle is sore, that means it has pain when it is touched or when you move it. If it is weak, that means it is hard to use it because it doesn't have much strength. You might feel as if you are weak if a muscle hurts when you use it so you don't want to use it. But if you really had to use it (like to save your child) you could do that. ...Read more

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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more