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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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...

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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.

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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.

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. Steven Griggs
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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