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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Progressive Muscle Wasting (Overview)

Patients that have conditions that can cause progressive muscle wasting are typically neurologic which are associated with a decrease in muscle mass leading to progressive weakness which can cause many different symptoms based on the muscle or muscles affected


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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. Stephen Scholand
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Progressive Muscle Wasting (Overview)

Patients that have conditions that can cause progressive muscle wasting are typically neurologic which are associated with a decrease in muscle mass leading to progressive weakness which can cause many different symptoms based on the muscle or muscles affected


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What would cause right side muscle wasting?

What would cause right side muscle wasting?

Muscle loss: There are a number of possibilities...But more information is needed.... Where is the loss? Arm, leg, which muscles specifically. Nerve or root or spinal cord or brain problems can all be potential causes. I suggest you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Can progressive muscle atrophy be stopped?

Can progressive muscle atrophy be stopped?

Depends on cause: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can evaluate the individual and come up with a plan to maximize function. The prognosis depends on the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is progressive muscle relaxation?

Tighten and relax: This is a technique pioneered by Jacobson. You tighten and relax various groups of muscles and it generally results in relaxation. Also explore the body scan. ...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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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

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So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more

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What's the difference between muscle wasting disease or disuse atrophy?

What's the difference between muscle wasting disease or disuse atrophy?

Depends: Disuse atrophy simply suggests that a muscle weakens because of lack of use. A muscle wasting disease can be related to a number of underlying factors, e.g. A neurologic disorder such as muscular dystrophy or lou gehrig's disease. Neurology consultation should be able to help rule out the more worrisome conditions. ...Read more

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Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

Use it or lose it - : - applies very strongly to muscle. Pt forces the use of muscle and prevents atrophy. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

Symptom? : Without a good history one cannot be sure of the cause an L4 lesion, say a disc can cause it as well as conditions such as diabetic amyotrophy. ...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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How to cure muscle wasting caused by diabetes type 2?

Diet, exercise,: Weight loss and glucose control are your only hope. Work w/your doctor and dietitian. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Very Unnerving...: Most definitely, damage to a nerve supplying a muscles will cause the muscle to show varying degrees of degeneration. Several examples could include polio, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig's disease and traumatic severing of the nerve. ...Read more

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Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Protein powder: And fruit smoothies can provide nutrition and hydration. Try to avoid electrolyte drinks that contain a lot of sugar. Peace and good health. ...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. Amrita Dosanjh
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Muscle Wasting (Definition)

Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy ...Read more