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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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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


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Reasons and treatment for leg muscle atrophy in 65 years old man.

Reasons and treatment for leg muscle atrophy in 65 years old man.

If due 2 no medical-: -reasons, it is due 2 disuse and the treatment is exercise as he can tolerate. Physical therapy would B a good idea 2 get him into the proper program that suits his abilities and needs. ...Read more

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Can walking male your legs noticeable thinner in 2 weeks or is it muscle atrophy. I have been walking a minimum of 7/8 each day and legs look thinner?

Can walking male your legs noticeable thinner in 2 weeks or is it muscle atrophy. I have been walking a minimum of 7/8 each day and legs look thinner?

Check with your doct: -may B more than meets the eye. With exercise you should not C a decrease in size of Ur muscles. Or maybe you are not on the proper program. Legs include calf muscles but also quads & you need the proper program that targets the specifically. Just walking won't do it. C an AT-C & get on a specific program that fits your needs & abilities. ...Read more

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Supposedly diagnosed with RSD, however I disagree. Leg pain for 4 years so stopped exercising legs. Wouldn't there be muscle atrophy by now?

Supposedly diagnosed with RSD, however I disagree. Leg pain for 4 years so stopped exercising legs. Wouldn't there be muscle atrophy by now?

Pin down diagnosis: Would be very unusual to have RSD occur bilaterally and symmetrically, and your pain probably is due to small fiber peripheral neuropathy. To prove or disprove, a skin punch biopsy could be done. Since this involves sensation, muscles would not be involved and thus, atrophy would not occur. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pls. I do have muscle atrophy in both legs. What's the diff between upper motor neuron dominant ALS and pls?

I was diagnosed with pls. I do have muscle atrophy in both legs. What's the diff between upper motor neuron dominant ALS and pls?

PLS versus ALS: Primary lateral sclerosis (pls) is a rare cause of spasticity without muscle atrophy (no loss of spinal motor neurons). Extensive atrophy should not occur with pls, but reduced activity by itself can cause some atrophy. Als involves both upper motor neurons (causing spasticity) and lower motor neurons, causing atrophy. Pls has little effect on life span, hereditary spastic paraparesis can mimic. ...Read more

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Other than surgery what else an I do for my muscle atrophy of my left leg. Ii have nerve damage due to a back injury?

Other than surgery what else an I do for my muscle atrophy of my left leg. Ii have nerve damage due to a back injury?

Therapy: The best non-surgical option is therapy to work on muscle stengthening. You may want to be seen by a physiatrist (rahabilatation doctor) to determine any special modalities and/or medications that may be beneficial in recovery of the muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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I have pain in my achilles at the base of my heel, muscle atrophy in the same foot and leg and now pain in the knee. What could this be? I am 28.

Mononeuritis: You have disease of a nerve going to your leg, causing loss of muscle mass, nerve pain. See neurologist asap. I would go to healthgrades and find a descent one in your area ...Read more

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Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks?

Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs. What's going on?

I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs. What's going on?

See details: There are several causes of these symptoms in individuals your age including spinal cord or spinal nerve compression secondary to osteoarthritis. Have a neurologist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Injured my knee3 wks ago, still waiting on MRI. Unable to bend all the way&still swollen. Now I have noticeable thigh muscle atrophy. What can I do?

Injured my knee3 wks ago, still waiting on MRI. Unable to bend all the way&still swollen. Now I have noticeable thigh muscle atrophy. What can I do?

Suggest: Sounds like you have significant injury to your knee, and the thigh atrophy is not unusual under the circumstances. Would be an excellent idea to get some physical therapy while you await the MRI, and hopefully, you have already seen an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I recently broke my ankle and am unable to walk for 6 weeks. Will the muscle atrophy affect my calf, quad, and gluts? How much muscle will I lose?

I recently broke my ankle and am unable to walk for 6 weeks. Will the muscle atrophy affect my calf, quad, and gluts? How much muscle will I lose?

Depends: The muscle atrophy associated with temporary disuse typically is for that area that is immobilized. It is doubtful that your proximal musculature - eg quads, gluts - will be totally limited. The level of atrophy will be modest but will be dependent on a number of factors including genetics. Anecdotal reports are that ingesting more protein/supplements may decrease the level of atrophy. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

Needs evaluation: B12 is not toxic so high B12 due to taking it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it can be a sign of serious problems including liver & kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia & polycythemia vera & hypereosinophilic syndrome. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause: http://bit. Ly/1hVpCY7 ...Read more

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How is muscle atrophy related to diabetes?

How is muscle atrophy related to diabetes?

Neuropathy: Muscles atrophy for a number of reasons. They can atrophy from malnutrition. They can atrophy from diseases that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems. In the case of diabetes, the most common cause of atrophy is the development of peripheral neuropathy which damages the nerves mainly in the legs but can also affect the arms. This causes loss of sensation, pain and sometimes atrophy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent from having muscle atrophy?

How can I prevent from having muscle atrophy?

Utilize muscle: If you don't use it you lose it...So try and move and excercise the muscle you are concerend about. Or have someone else excercise it for you if you are not able to. ...Read more

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Can levofloxacin cause muscle atrophy?

Atrohy not described: Levofloxacin can cause tendon rupture, especially Achilis tendon mostly in elderly.Tendinitis can be caused by this.
Muscle atrophy has not been described.
Should not be used routinely in younger than 18 or above 70.Caution must be exercised if QT prolongation in ECG.
Headache, insomnia, pain, dizziness &fatigue are some of the side effects. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for muscle atrophy?

What's the best treatment for muscle atrophy?

Identify cause: Need to know the cause to be able to treat. If the cause is disuse, exercise will solve the problem. ...Read more

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How do you over come muscle atrophy when you are wearing a cast?

How do you over come muscle atrophy when you are wearing a cast?

Can't: I don't think you can. This is known as disuse atrophy because you are not able to use it. As soon as that cast comes off you have to get to work to build the muscle back up. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

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 long after stopping an exercise program will muscle atrophy start taking place?

Immediately: You start to lose muscle mass immediately, but not noticeable unless inactivity persists. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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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