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Remedies For Sudden Episodic Loss Of Muscle Control
May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see where the problem is (the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves in the arms/hands, the muscles, etc...). Some disorders affect only one part of the body, while other diseases are generalized, affecting many muscles. ...Read more
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
Episodes of sudden temporary (about 30 mn) loss of hability to speak . At least one episode followed by headache. What could b the cause ?
Need medical eval: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. What you're describing could be symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) which so far has returned to normal function when you've had it. Or possibly a migraine variant, type of seizure, or other problem. Your doctor will want to do a neurological exam and probably some other studies to get to the bottom of this problem. Please don't wait. ...Read more
Lost bowel control: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction (in elderly, neurologic disorders). Anal manometry testing with biofeedback may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam time: You need to have a good exam to determine why this is happening. Until then, it's good to keep track of your intake - food and fluids - amounts, types, time, duration. Note any other details like activity leve, stressors, etc. Tell the Dr all of this to help Dx. I hope it's not too serious and you get well soon. ...Read more
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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?
Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more
What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?
An anxiety disorder: Plus or minus conversion disorder can give you all the above symptoms--and I have seen several people with such presentations. You may want to treat with a good psychiatrist who can provide long-term treatment without resorting to benzodiazepines, though. There are significant problems with benzodiazepines, especially if one uses them long-term. Take care. ...Read more
Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy
Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Sudden random indent on the back of my head/skull associated with loss of balance and difficulty hearing, headaches severe nausea ?
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Yes: Lack of sleep disrupts the way the body defends itself, in other words reduced immunity. Anxiety together with lack of sleep can magnify an existing problem out of all proportion to reality, or may cause one to believe they have a condition they in fact do not have. Rest and relaxation are easier said than done, but will be of enormous benefit. Best of health and luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Impingements: Intermittent nerve compression can cause. Pinching occurs at costoclavicular dimension, true thoracic outlet. Raising arm unconsciously during sleep causes this space to close by a few millimeters, pinching main nerve ; artery to arm. Ulnar parasthesias (crawly tingling feelings) occur in pinky side of hand. This dynamic is called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). See my discussion at quora.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety out of nowhere, weight loss 25 lbs with no change in diet, loss of libido, mental fog. Muscle weakness in right side leg. All came on suddenly?
Mental fog: Start with a consultation with a psychologist. She/he will help you from there. ...Read more
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