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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

Allergies: You could be having allergies or a viral syndrome giving you muscle aches and itchiness, try anti allergy med and or cold meds and see if it helps if not see your doctor ...Read more

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Severe pain in head for over a year, muscle weakness, sensitivity to light, nausea, disorientation, decline of eyesight. Any advice please?

Severe pain in head for over a year, muscle weakness, sensitivity to light, nausea, disorientation, decline of eyesight. Any advice please?

Looks like you need: An evaluation by a medical doctor and likely some diagnostic testing. Unsure of what diagnosis the symptoms are suggesting, possibly MS or possibly narrow angle gaucoma, but sounds like you may need to see an neurologist and eye care provider. I would move quickly to be evaluated because sometimes the longer one waits, the changes may not be reversible. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

Muscle weakness: headache, eye problems. These are symptoms that need to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her asap. Lyme & Fibromyagia are a few of the possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any doctors advice on symptoms spine pain, muscle spasms in ribs, dizziness, breathing probs, muscle weakness, tremors arms/head/legs not constant?

Any doctors advice on symptoms spine pain, muscle spasms in ribs, dizziness, breathing probs, muscle weakness, tremors arms/head/legs not constant?

What's under hood?: Sounds like your car engine could use a tune up! I'd recommend seeing a primary care physician who can start the process by finding out when each problem began to discover its root cause (if possible). Labs & other studies will likely be needed. Only then, can good advice be given on lifestyle changes or medications that will get you singin' and dancin again! Good luck. ...Read more

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Neck, left side back head, ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Neck, left side back head, ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Possibly/depends,,,: It's possible that this is Bell's palsy but it depends on how severe your symptoms are and/or if anything else might have contributed to this. It could be caused by an infection flare-up or this could be a viral infection like herpes. Apparently, this can have episodes that come and go and may not even need treatment. It'd be best to see a neurologist to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is muscle weakness part of anxiety?

Is muscle weakness part of anxiety?

Yes can be: Patient with panic attack can have chest pain, shortness of breath dizziness and weakness. See. U pcp and a therapist for treatment. ...Read more

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Why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Dysfunction: It interferes with the muscles ability to contract because it alters the electrolyte balance across the muscle memberane. You have to have the right balance of potassium and other electrolytes for the contractile elements of the muscle to be able to contract which is what gives you movement and strength. ...Read more

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Does a elevated MCV cause muscle weakness.?

Does a elevated MCV cause muscle weakness.?

In short: The short answer is no. The elevated MCV needs to be looked at along other parameters of CBC and could reflect B12 deficiency or folate (folic acid) deficiency and mds. ...Read more

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What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

Many Possibilities: Weakness and wasting on one side can be caused by a number of things, including intervertebral disc disease, intervertebral foraminal stenosis. These irritate or with enough degeneration can cause decreased function in the nerve, which eventually causes strength or wasting issues. There are more potential causes, so it is advisable to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does hypo or hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Does hypo or hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Hypo: Potassium is needed to help muscle function. Without enough potassium, there is a change in the conduction of cells within a muscle. This change can lead to cramping, weakness and even heart arrythmias. People who have poor diets or who take diuretics "water pills" can develop hypokalemia more often. ...Read more

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Could heat make muscle weakness/heaviness feel worse?

Could heat make muscle weakness/heaviness feel worse?

Yes: If you have a muscle injury, heating the area will not only increase the pain but also worsen the symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and not affect the nervous system?

What causes muscle weakness and not affect the nervous system?

Tough one: There are several categories of possibilities: viral illness, statin cholesterol medications, diabetes (high or low glucose) low thyroid, muscular dystrophy, low potassium or low calcium levels, low protein diet to name a few... ...Read more

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Does heat make muscle weakness or muscle heaviness feel worse?

Does heat make muscle weakness or muscle heaviness feel worse?

Yes, it can: In many cases, ambient heat can exacerbate underlying metabolic and endocrine dysfnctns, but many chronic neurological disorders can cause fatigue and increased weakness in presence of elevated temperatures. If you are unduly sensitive, might certainly check thyroid and hematological fnctns to start. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mild muscle weakness?

Physical exam: This is usually determined by a physical exam and doing manual muscle testing
This is usually scored out of 5. The lower the number the more severe the weakness: typically between 4-5 would be consider mild and are typically grading with plus and minus as well. ...Read more

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Will muscle weakness from a pinched nerve reverse itself over time?

Sometimes: It depends on the degree of the compression and the duration of the compression. Often when a nerve is first pinched, there will be a lot of pain associated with that. Then the pain is replaced by numbness. Even though the patient feels better with decreased pain, this means that the nerve is much sicker because it can no longer transmit signals. Relief of the compression at may or may not help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Episodic muscle weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Episodic muscle weakness?

Temporary: Weakness in the muscles that cones and then goes. In other words, the weakness is temporary. A Tia (mini stroke) is just one example of a condition that can cause an episodic muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Permanent muscle weakness?

See below: There is a normal range of muscle strength. Anything below that level of strength would be characterized as muscle weakness. Weakness that is not expected to change would be permanent muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Temporary muscle weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Temporary muscle weakness?

Transient weakness: Neurologically, transient weakness. Can occur with fatigue due to metabolic disorders or myasthenia gravis, or related to rare condition like periodic paralysis. More commonly, transient blood clots (TIAs), seizure, or migraine can cause temporary weakness but usually with other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive muscle weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive muscle weakness?

Worsening: Weakness describes muscle strength that is less than normal, adding the term progressive means that the muscle weakness is worsening. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness after exercise?

Muscle fatigue: DOMS delayed onset muscle soreness is a result of the muscle fibers being stretched out more than they are used to. The effect of this is often felt 24-72 hours later, thus the term delayed. Inflammation in response to this stress on the muscle fingers gives pain and pain makes you feel weaker, You are not really weaker just it hurts to do things. ...Read more

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Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also very important for your heart function. ...Read more

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What is something that could cause numbness and slight muscle weakness through my body?

What is something that could cause numbness and slight muscle weakness through my body?

So many things: There are so many things that could produce these very non specific symptoms. It really would not be responsible for me to list them here. It would be best to see your doctor and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have very low d and low b12. Was prescribed weekly B12 shots, and 50000iu d4 per week. How long before my numbess/ muscle weakness symptoms subside?

I have very low d and low b12. Was prescribed weekly B12 shots, and 50000iu d4 per week. How long before my numbess/ muscle weakness symptoms subside?

STOP D4 (?)! Take D3: I've never heard of d4 in the 50000iu form-are you sure it's not d2? In either case you shouldn't take d4 or d2-no doc should prescribe d2 (please show this to your doc: http://bit. Ly/1hc250m). Also see http://bit. Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit. Ly/1gnxnk0
adults with very low d should take d3 10, 000 iu/day until it normalizes, which can take many weeks. It can take months for nerves to heal after this. ...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


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more