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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Progressive Muscle Weakness (Overview)

Progressive muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person's muscle lose more and more strength as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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The last couple of years I have had progressive muscle weakness w sob. This yr really bad. Affecting my adl's and work. Ck'd 4 copd, lupus, ruled out..

The last couple of years I have had progressive muscle weakness w sob. This yr really bad. Affecting my adl's and work. Ck'd 4 copd, lupus, ruled out..

See neurologist: This is a difficult situation. It sounds like you have had some work-up for lupus which is appropriate. It sounds like this is a diffuse problem. When you speak about progressive muscle weakness, you may consider seeing a neurologist if you haven't already. There are diffuse myopathies that may occur from diseases that affect the nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
4 doctors shared insights

Progressive Muscle Weakness (Overview)

Progressive muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person's muscle lose more and more strength as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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The last couple of years I have had progressive muscle weakness w sob. This yr really bad. Affecting my adl's and work. Ck'd 4 copd, lupus, ruled out..

See neurologist: This is a difficult situation. It sounds like you have had some work-up for lupus which is appropriate. It sounds like this is a diffuse problem. When you speak about progressive muscle weakness, you may consider seeing a neurologist if you haven't already. There are diffuse myopathies that may occur from diseases that affect the nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Muscle weakness in my thigh why?

Muscle  weakness  in my thigh why?

Muscle weakness x 1: weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...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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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

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. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more