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Symptoms Of Muscle Atrophy In Leg
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs. What's going on?
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?
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
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
See below: Muscle that loses bulk and size many causes ...Read more
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
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.
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Headache, insomnia, pain, dizziness &fatigue are some of the side effects. ...Read more
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
Immediately: You start to lose muscle mass immediately, but not noticeable unless inactivity persists. ...Read more
I am a 20 year old female, an accident that occurred almost 11months ago left me in a wheel chair. How long until muscle atrophy sets in?
SBBO and gastroparesis have no known cause? Shouldn't I be having tests ran too figure out what's going on? I am so tired and muscle atrophy! What can
Different conditions: Bacterial overgrowth is treatable and I would recommend starting there. Diabetic gastroparesis is more and more used, otherwise poorly understood, for functional stomach conditions that result in delayed gastric emptying. Both conditions have specific diagnostic criteria. Would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist for further management. Also cut down, if possible on NSAIDS, Advil/ Ibuprofen. ...Read more
2 Types: There are 2 forms of muscle atrophy: disuse atrophy, i.e. This come actual lack of activity or 'using' the muscle. Astronauts on space developed disuse atrophy, and exercise programs were instituted. 2nd type is neurogenic atrophy. This result from injury or damage to the spinal cord or spinal nerves, also from nerve disease such as als, polio, guillain-barre syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc. ...Read more
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
I am 53 years old. I have had 59 operations. The last two were a year ago and I am suffering with total body muscle atrophy. I need help.
Need discussion: You have a complicated medical history that requires detailed review by a physician familiar with you to be able to offer any meaningful advice. ...Read more
Should I be worried about muscle atrophy if I notice odd curves in my quads that I've never noticed before? Or is that related to something else?
Hard to tell without: A physical exam. If there is pain, then see a physician. Also, if you have any other symptoms or pathologies like back pain and you are noting atrophy, then see a dr. If you have just quit working out, you may note some change in muscle mass, but they should remain symmetric. If you notice any other symptoms, or feel like these are not just normal muscle curvatures, see a doc just to be safe. ...Read more
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