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Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss,  muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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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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What vitamin deficiency cause muscle burning?

What vitamin deficiency cause muscle burning?

Probably none: Probably just you're working out a lot... But... http://www.livestrong.com/article/402936-what-is-a-vitamin-deficiency-that-causes-muscle-aches-tiredness/ given this, i would either rest a bit or try a vitamin supplement for a couple weeks, b/c it is easy. If the symptoms persist then i suggest you get checked out for some of the rarer issues. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency causes muscular aches?

What vitamin deficiency causes muscular aches?

A few can: Several vitamin deficiencies can cause muscle aches but the most common reasons I see are vitamin D3 deficiency and magnesium deficiency (especially in the setting of ibuprofen). BCPs can also contribute to B12 deficiency. All these can be measured (magnesium is done via RBC mag level). A good nutritionist can help you with doses. ...Read more

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Could b vitamins cause muscle twitches?

Could b vitamins cause muscle twitches?

Excess B6 might: Too much vitamin b6 can cause large fiber sensory neuropathy. I'm not sure if it can cause twitching. B vitamin deficincy can cause neuropathy too. ...Read more

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Does trazodone cause muscle weakness or joint weakness?

Does trazodone cause muscle weakness or joint weakness?

Trazodone: Is a newer atypical antidepressant. While trazodone, a nontricyclic antidepressant, can cause headaches, twitching muscles, dry mouth, nausea, but not joint or muscle weakness. These side effects occur infrequently and does not preclude its use. ...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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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Iron bind.cap.(tibc) 235 ? muscle fatigue

Iron bind.cap.(tibc) 235 ? muscle fatigue

Could be related: Yes, low iron and iron binding capacity can cause muscle fatigue. Though the normal range for TIBC is different lab to lab, 235 is likely on the low end for most labs. I would discuss iron supplementation with your doctor, and the need for other tests to figure out WHY your TIBC is low. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause painful muscle spasms?

Can iron deficiency cause  painful muscle spasms?

Not really: I haven't seen this in eleven years of studying and practicing hematology medicine. I would consider other possibilities, like other nutritional deficiencies or other causes of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What causes creatinine kinase levels to rise with muscle weakness?

What causes creatinine kinase levels to rise with muscle weakness?

Damage to muscle: The correct term is creatine kinase (ck). Creatinine is something else. Useful to know: most "muscle" weakness is actually caused by nerve, not muscle, malfunction. True muscle weakess: myocytes (muscle cells) contain lots of the enzyme ck. Low levels are found in blood normally. Damage to myocyte cell membranes from a variety of causes causes leakage of ck into the blood. Recovery->normalization. ...Read more

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Do muscle twitches indicate potassium problems?

Do muscle twitches indicate potassium problems?

Could but many other: Potassium is only one of the many salts in the blood that can be related to muscle twitching. There are neurologic illnesses than can cause it as well as psychological reasons. See a doctor if you are concern or it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness in polio?

What causes muscle weakness in polio?

See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read more

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What different between muscle weakness and muscle atrophy?

What different between muscle weakness and muscle atrophy?

One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual muscle test, etc. Atrophy is something we observe or visualize. In some cases they can be caused by the same thing (ex. nerve injury, immobilization, joint trauma), sometimes they are separate issues. ...Read more

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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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Can lack of exercise cause muscle, joint aches?

Yes: Indeed inactivity will lead to loss/ losses. Very painful experience. ...Read more

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Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity ?

Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity ?

Doubtful: It is related to your disease activity. However if there is impairment in kidney function, you should limit the protein intake. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...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


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more