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Loss Of Ability To Sit Up (Overview)

Loss of ability to sit up is a symptom in which a person stops being able to put himself into the sitting position and sit steadily. Brain or nerve diseases, drug side effects, fatigue, or muscle problems are some causes of not being able to sit up.


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I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile. Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile.  Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

Complex: The above describes a high burden of disease, and the loss of strength with increasing weakness and spasticity may represent a spinal cord relapse. But, consider a urinary tract infection or metabolic imbalance as a triggering event. This needs to be addressed asap, and fully sorted out. Is your current medication effective enough? Do you need steroids or acth? See your neurologist soon. ...Read more

Loss Of Ability To Sit Up (Overview)

Loss of ability to sit up is a symptom in which a person stops being able to put himself into the sitting position and sit steadily. Brain or nerve diseases, drug side effects, fatigue, or muscle problems are some causes of not being able to sit up.


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How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

Loose skin can be ..: removed surgically in most areas of the body. Common procedures are arm and leg lifts breast lift and tummy tuck. Congratulations on you weight loss. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon can help you decide if the trade off of a scar is worth removal of the extra skin., ...Read more

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I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile. Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

Complex: The above describes a high burden of disease, and the loss of strength with increasing weakness and spasticity may represent a spinal cord relapse. But, consider a urinary tract infection or metabolic imbalance as a triggering event. This needs to be addressed asap, and fully sorted out. Is your current medication effective enough? Do you need steroids or acth? See your neurologist soon. ...Read more

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Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

If hypothyroid: If the form of thyroiditis you have causes your thyroid to be under active, that could cause changes in your voice that would be expected to resolve when your levels return to normal on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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I have no ability to sense time caused by sudden severe memory loss. What are possible causes?

I have no ability to sense time caused by sudden severe memory loss. What are possible causes?

Dissociation: At the age of 24 it is unlikely that you have dementia. This is usually caused by old age or head trauma. If these are not the cause it could be dissociation type of disorder. This used to be called multiple personality disorder. This is usually caused by involvement in severe sexual trauma or abuse. More would need to be known about your circumstances for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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At what age does the skin lose the the ability to snap back? How much weight loss can cause that kind of excessiveness?

Skin elasticity: How quickly skin loses elasticity depends quite a bit on the amount of previous and ongoing sun exposure and on genetics. Weight loss doesn't really affect skin elasticity, but can make skin that has lost that snap droop. There are treatments like facial fillers that stimulate the skin's own collagen production and lasers that help with facial skin sagging and volume loss. ...Read more

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29/F.Rapid onset amblyopia,closed affected side to read occsnly,now for everything. Loss of ability to see after dark=no driving. Indicative of...?

29/F.Rapid onset amblyopia,closed affected side to read occsnly,now for everything. Loss of ability to see after dark=no driving. Indicative of...?

Retinitis pigmentosa: This could be retinitis pigmentosa (RP) an inherited loss of retinal function with an incidence around your age. Causes night blindness, lowered color vision, and loss of the peripheral field. Do you have other family members with this? You should see your ophthalmologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Can short term memory loss affect child's ability in school?

Can short term memory loss affect child's ability in school?

Yes: Short term memory can definitely affect a child in school. Especially as he moves to the higher greades where he has to memorize more and more material. A number of disorder can affect memory in children, in addition substance abuse of marijuana or other agents may also cause memory impairements. Essentially a child's functioning in school may be impaired & affect his overall performance. ...Read more

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92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more

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Loss of strength/ability to grab pen with hand. Why?

Loss of strength/ability to grab pen with hand. Why?

Many causes: There are many causes of weakness of the hand, from nerve compression (median or ulnar) to peripheral neuropathy and cervical spine problems you must see a neurologist! ...Read more

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