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Tests For Muscle Disease
What is the most common cause of muscle twitching? Just recently started having this symptom. Have had tests that ruled out any neurological disease
Usually benign.: I infer from what you write that you saw a neurologist for EMG/NCS and other necessary tests. Since the tests have ruled out any significant disease, you most likely have benign fasciculations. You can confirm this with the doctor who ordered the tests. Take care, and keep healthy. ...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
For the past 3 years i lost muscle in my right hand, i did mri, bĺood tests and emg and no ALS disease, what could be the reason?
I have mctd (+ana, rnp). Recent test when i was unwell + anti ro, sm/rnp, anti smooth muscle, antichromatin-low titres of most. What does all this mean? Is my disease progressive? I am terrified.
From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?
My mother is suffering disorders such as back pain, Muscle pain and vertigo. I consulted doctors and conducted all the tests. but no results. pls hlp.
See details: The symptoms are not specific and there can be numerous possible causes. The information you provide is no vague to draw any conclusions. Get another opinion. ...Read more
Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.
Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue. The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm ...Read more
Yes I have a muscle disease,MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?
You can exercise: Myasthenia Gravis tends to produce a change in the muscle which is very similar to atrophy. Regular, moderate exercise can combat atrophy. Beneficial exercise is repetitive and done in a way that stops short of muscle fatigue. The key is to do something both pleasant and not stressful which will help keep weight down and reaffirm the positive, emotional feelings you attain during exercise ...Read more
Remission: The most important thing for improving your muscle mass is to get your disease in to remission, which will allow you to absorb more key nutrients. However some people will be advised to take supplemental calories in the form of liquid shakes. These usually just "stave off" more weight loss but potentially could help with increasing lean muscle. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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