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What could cause chest muscle soreness after exercise and shortness of breath regularly with a diagnosis of small airway disease (never smoked)?

What could cause chest muscle soreness after exercise and shortness of breath regularly with a diagnosis of small airway disease (never smoked)?

COPD: You have a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which isn't your fault but happens to people from breathing the air we live in and/or second-hand smoke and/or bad luck. See your doctor as there are a variety of inhaler treatments that may very well help you. Be gentle with yourself: you're not 18 anymore. You may need to modify your exercise regimen but exercise is still advised. ...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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What causes muscle soreness?

What causes muscle soreness?

Lactic Acid: Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle soreness caused by a workout?

How can I get rid of muscle soreness caused by a workout?

Ice.: Apply ice packs to the sore muscles, 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, as directed on the label. ...Read more

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My doc says muscle soreness/issues can cause nerve issues. How?

My doc says muscle soreness/issues can cause nerve issues. How?

No: Muscle soreness can be from a nerve issue, not the other way around. Maybe you misheard the doctor. Muscle soreness may be from overuse, thyroid problems, rare muscle diseases or simple dietary treatments such as balancing your diet. I would get another opinion if the doctor said that muscle problems cause nerve problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the causes of muscle soreness and muscle stiffness?

What is the difference between the causes of muscle soreness and muscle stiffness?

A matter of degree: Usually a muscle burns or feels "sore" after a good work out. If you experience stiffness, it usually occurs the following day and indicates you have overdone your exercise regime. ...Read more

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Can Hep C cause sore muscle's?

Can Hep C cause sore muscle's?

May be: Hepatitis C pre se does not affect the muscles, however, it can cause liver disease and the associated metabolic disorders may result in sore muscles. ...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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What can cause me to feel feverish and get body aches/muscle soreness every night? I don't work out.

What can cause me to feel feverish and get body aches/muscle soreness every night? I don't work out.

Viral infection: This sounds like a typical viral infection however it can also mean another underlying infection in the body. If regular paracetamol or tylenol is not helping then a review with your doctor is recommended ...Read more

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Is it common for people with anxiety/panic disorder to have increased muscle tension? Which causes muscle soreness

Is it common for people with anxiety/panic disorder to have increased muscle tension? Which causes muscle soreness

Anxiety and Panic di: I understand your distress of Anxiety and Panic disorder.
Both can affect muscle tension, increased muscle tension feels as sore muscles.
Sore muscles can be after work out, increasing exercise intensity level, increasing the length of workout; doing unusual exercises, or playing sports.
Treatment of Anxiety and Panic disorder is effective with Therapy, Medication, a Relaxation by a Psychiatrst. ...Read more

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What causes delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance training and are there any non-drug ways to alleviate it?

What causes delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance training and are there any non-drug ways to alleviate it?

DOMS is complex: The answer to this question is complex, especially in the "what causes" portion. Although you may find some symptom relief with rice/ massage, "it is
important to be aware that pain reduction
does not represent recovery". You will need adequate recovery time even once pain/ soreness subsides. The acsm has great info at http://www. Acsm. Org/docs/brochures/delayed-onset-muscle-soreness- (doms).Pdf. ...Read more

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Can an unstable shoulder cause muscle soreness/weakness in the arm and shoulder blade?

Definitely: Shoulder instability can cause winging of the shoulder blade and weakness. You may have also stretched the axillary nerve to the deltoid muscle and lateral shoulder as well. ...Read more

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One side of shoulder blade drops lower than other when hunch forward. Doc says muscle issues/soreness. How would sore muscle cause this?

One side of shoulder blade drops lower than other when hunch forward. Doc says muscle issues/soreness. How would sore muscle cause this?

Possible scoliosis: You might have a rib hump deformity typically seen with scoliosis. Consider an evaluation by your medical doctor or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Feel lack of energy all day..... And muscle soreness takes too long to recover after exercise?

Feel lack of energy all day..... And muscle soreness takes too long to recover after exercise?

Sleep and hydrate: Since you live in Singapore, it's probably very humid and you probably exercise in highly air condition environment. Try hydration with a sports drink and try sweating it out without ac. Also, improving your sleep (8 full night hours) is very important ...Read more

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My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?

My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?

See doctor: While if could be just some overuse injury, left arm pain radiating to the neck is worrisome for heart type symptoms. Please see a health care professional ASAP ...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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Lower right back pain. Started today. No blood in urine, no changes in bladder or bowels. Doesn't seem to be muscle soreness. What could cause it?

Lower right back pain. Started today. No blood in urine, no changes in bladder or bowels. Doesn't seem to be muscle soreness. What could cause it?

Classic: This is the first thing I would think of if you came in to my office. If you have none of the things you mentioned in your note then I would watch the amount of activity that you do and the activity. Try being careful and waiting a couple fo days. Many times this gets better by itself. ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, fever (better by: rest) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) and fatigue. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, Sore throat, and Appetite changes. What should I do?

I am experiencing body aches, fever (better by: rest) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) and fatigue. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, Sore throat, and Appetite changes. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, the seasonal flu (antibiotics usually not used for influenza), or from some other causes. A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep or flu), or has other symptoms as in this case. Hopefully, the patient had her flu vaccine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate), body aches, sore throat, swollen glands and lethargy. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Gen

I am experiencing fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate), body aches, sore throat, swollen glands and lethargy. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Gen

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), influenza (seasonal flu, for which antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as cold viruses. Allergies and irritants can cause some symptoms, generally without fever. A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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Could stress/anxiety cause aching muscles in legs?

Could stress/anxiety cause aching muscles in legs?

Yes, it can cause: Many different kinds of pain, however, you should first consult with a physician to find out if there is something physical causing the pain which needs to be treated medically before assuming that it is simply stress related. Once the physical issues have been either treated or ruled out, consider psychotherapy and learning stress reduction techniques (relaxation, hypnosis, meditation) to help. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, aching muscles and neck pain. Fatigue. Lump left lower back Causes pain when pressed. Constant ache and pain.

Lower back pain, aching muscles and neck pain. Fatigue. Lump left lower back Causes pain when pressed. Constant ache and pain.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, especially about the lump, and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?

Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?

Yes...: Most common cause of chest pain and respiratory distress in young. Constipation is not related. Aching muscle is a unusual symptom. See PMD, get checked for Flu... ...Read more

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What's a good medicine for muscle soreness?

Movement: It depends on which muscles are sore and when they are sore. If they only ache a day or two after strenous exercise, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness- doms- and is completely normal. Generalized achiness responds best to exercise- increased blood flow to the muscles brings them more oxygen. Stretching, ice, and heat can also help. See your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative.
Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet.
Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your local muscles. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more

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How do I reduce muscle soreness post work out?

How do I reduce muscle soreness post work out?

Ice, cool down: I would recommend that you ice any
affected area for about 15 min
i would also recommend that you cool down
after any aerobic type activities
too many people finish running or cycling
and then just sit down - that's just great
for you muscles to tighten up
walking for a few minutes will also help get
the Lactic Acid out of your msucles. ...Read more

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Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Muscle microtrauma: During workouts you are actually causing lots of microtrauma to your muscle tissue that is stimulating muscle tissue growth and repair. You can see this evidence of muscle cell injury in blood work that has increased levels of myoglobin that has leaked out of injured muscles. This is a natural process where your body is responding and adapting to increased use and loads on your muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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