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Narcolepsy And Sudden Loss Of Muscle Tone
I have narcolepsy but i've been having extreme fatigue & muscle weakness lately, as well as blurry vision & falling. Is there something else wrong?
Yes, see your doc: This does not sound like narcolepsy, and may well represent alternative etiology. Get visit with neurologist, as you need a complete re-evaluation. I know that multiple sclerosis is a thought here, but do not be afraid, we have great treatment these days if indeed that is explanation. But maybe anemia or thyroid. Get this fixed asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have narcolepsy w/out cataplexy & was wondering why on some days(rarely) i don't have full control over my muscles?
Not simple: Weight loss comes from dietary changes while muscle shape comes from exercise. Body fat will decrease with avoiding high fat foods. Discuss this with your doctor and see if she recommends a trainer or if she does weight loss at her clinic. It really helps to be followed regularly to keep up with your progress and help you get through plateaus. Hope you enjoy success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 22.I got loose skin in my triceps like bat wings due to weight loss. Will working out the tricep muscles with weights in gym tone the loose skin??
Bat wings in: the arms from weight loss can tone up to a degree by working out, perhaps w/a personal traineer. Beyond that you MAY need surgery. Please work out and consider meeting w/your doc to discuss plastic surgery or work at living peacefully w/the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Weight and aerobics: Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will reduce fat, making the underlying muscle more prominent. Weight lifting is also good but for toning it's best to use lighter weights and do more reps as opposed to heavier weights with fewer reps (which is used for adding bulk). ...Read more
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
Many variables: usually this refers to laxity or "looseness" of muscles at rest. Very often a sign of poor physical conditioning or underlying medical illnesses. This can also be found in certain endocrine and neurological conditions: please get examined and tested. ...Read more
Weight Training: Start slowly and build up the amount of weight you use, and over time you will see an increase in muscle mass in the area you train. If you can afford a personal trainer, i highly advise it for good form in training. Never overdo the training and don't be in a rush to develop muscle as weight training can lead to serious injury if not done properly. ...Read more
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