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Muscle Disease Acromegaly
Lost all my muscle mass, developed gyno, my skull got much bigger like acromegaly and my flaccid penis has shrunk--is this permanent from using fenugreek?
No: Fenugreek is an herb and not a toxin. You have hormone imbalance and need medical examination, laboratory studies of your chemistry and hormone levels, and probably a brain scan to look at the hormone regulating pituitary gland. Good luck in finding the real answer to your serious complaints. ...Read more
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
Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue. The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm ...Read more
Yes I have a muscle disease,MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?
You can exercise: Myasthenia Gravis tends to produce a change in the muscle which is very similar to atrophy. Regular, moderate exercise can combat atrophy. Beneficial exercise is repetitive and done in a way that stops short of muscle fatigue. The key is to do something both pleasant and not stressful which will help keep weight down and reaffirm the positive, emotional feelings you attain during exercise ...Read more
This is mysterious: This has been very hard to sort out. The disease is so rare (if it is even real), the described features of the disease vary from paper to paper (anything from a catastrophic illness to the normal harmless persistence of aluminum at an old injection site), and the anti-immunization militants have gotten involved. A toxic effect of a Chloroquine (known muscle poisons) seems most likely to me. ...Read more
Muscle disease...If CPK normal 5 times
aldolase normal...Emg and ncv normal ..Esr normal....Can you still have a muscle disease ?
Can you have a muscle disease...If CPK normal 5 times aldolase normal...Emg and ncv normal ..Esr normal....Can you still have a muscle disease ?
Why do you ask?: What do you think you have? Myasthenia gravis? Mitochondria myopathy? Mcardle's? Periodic paralysis? Myotonia congenita? Lumping everything together as "muscle disease" and expecting any sort of unifying set of labs / tests is naive. Start with your symptoms / signs and let a competent scientific physician rule the entities in or out until an explanation is found. ...Read more
Not that I know of: I am not familiar with this being an issue. ...Read more
I had normal CPK aldolase ESR repeatedly and other blood normal along with normal emg/ncv. Normal skin biopsy. Can you still have a muscle disease?
Difficult: This question (and the related one you asked) are very difficult because i don't have enough data. The short answer is 'yes, maybe', but normal CPK and aldolase rule out a lot of possible muscle diseases. You may need a spine MRI to evaluate possible spinal cord disorders, but your physicians (especially i hope a neurologist) can best judge the nature of your problem and how to investigate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have a muscle disease with normal CPK aldolase ESR 7 times normal emg ncv and normal skin biopsy twice no weakness only burning pain?
Yes: There are many enzyme deficiency syndromes and types of muscle metabolic disorders. You may need to travel to a university medical center to get specific testing done. Was a muscle biopsy performed. Be aware that conditions such as fibromyalgia produce burning pain as well as tingling sensations in the hands and feet. ...Read more
Broken foot,boot cast, muscle disease etc.,body aches/hurts tired from top to bottom! How do I adjust ¬ get weaker etc.why does upper body hurt?
Many: U have 2 google this or read a book @ the library. There r 2 many 2 list here. They include congenital-infective- injury-degenerative 2 give u a few areas to research. Sorry, if ur ? Was a little more specific it would help. ...Read more
Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms
Acromegaly: Complications are severe headache arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome enlarged heart hypertension diabetes mellitus heart failure kidney failure compression of the optic chiasm leading to loss of vision in the outer visual fields (typically bitemporal hemianopia) increased palmar sweating and sebum production over the face (seborrhea). ...Read more