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Anything i can do to not have benign muscle fasciculations? It doesnt cause problems but can sometimes become annoying. Been tested its just BMF

Anything i can do to not have benign muscle fasciculations? It doesnt cause problems but can sometimes become annoying. Been tested its just BMF

Probably not: It is best to just treat them as amusing variations on normal muscle function, and not to worry about anything else since you have been tested. Make sure you are getting plenty of magnesium in your diet or take some as a supplement. Good luck! ...Read more

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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Muscle fasciculations caused by anxiety, what to do?

Muscle fasciculations caused by anxiety, what to do?

Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disk cause generalized muscle fasciculations?

Can a slipped disk cause generalized muscle fasciculations?

Fasciculations: Fasciculations are muscle contractions easily seen by the naked eye. This condition usually is secondary to degeneration of parts of the spinal cord. They can be seen with als, spinal dystrophies, polio, and dilations of the central fluid canal within the spinal cord (syrinx). They are not typically seen with "slipped discs.". ...Read more

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What is the difference between aneurysm and muscle fasciculation?

What is the difference between aneurysm and muscle fasciculation?

Major difference. : Aneurysm is a ballooning or stretching of the wall of an artery. Muscle fasiculation is just a twinge or rapid little contractions of muscle fibers. ...Read more

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Can an emg diagnose the cause of muscle fasciculations throughout the entire body?

Can an emg diagnose the cause of muscle fasciculations throughout the entire body?

Varies: Muscular fasciculations could be benign, associated with thyroid disorder, or even due to Lou Gehrig's disease. The EMG will assess the physiology, but will not provide final diagnosis as your doctor will need to compile all the data, and correlate. However, at your age, most likely this is benign. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause body vibrations and muscle fasciculations, and body tingles? If not what could?

Could anxiety cause body vibrations and muscle fasciculations, and body tingles?
If not what could?

Yes: Anxiety can cause the symptoms you describe. Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine can possibly cause it as well. When you see your doctor, also ask if these could be symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have been having muscle fasciculations for about two months what could be causing it. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroid?

I have been having muscle fasciculations for about two months what could be causing it. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroid?

Hypothyroid muscle: Changes can occur in muscle with hypothyroidism, often weakness, and fasiculations are possible. Once your blood levels of T4 are normal, this should go away. There are lots of other causes, and often this is a benign phenomena. ...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


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Fasciculation (Definition)

Fasciculations are clinical findings in which there ...Read more