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Wasting (Overview)

Wasting = loss of lean body tissue/ losing weight. May occur with illness.


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Gluteal wasting with unintentional weight loss?

Gluteal wasting with unintentional weight loss?

Get checked ASAP: Unintentional wt loss means loss of wt despite keepng all normal/usual diet and activities--no intention of losin wt--and so this is not normal. I would suggest consulting doc as soon as possible to find out what is causing the wt loss. In the meantime, try to increase intake to combat the excessive loss. Ensure/boost supplements may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wasting (Overview)

Wasting = loss of lean body tissue/ losing weight. May occur with illness.


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Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss,  muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Do protein shakes overload liver?

Do protein shakes overload liver?

No: They may not overload the liver, but they can force the kidney to work a bit harder. If yyour kidneys are compromised in any way, you need to reduce the amount of protein you take in. Humans can only absorb less than 2 grams of protein/kg of body weight at the absolute maximum....The rest is just excess calories. ...Read more

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Can anything else cause renal wasting of potassium and magnesium besides gitelman & bartters syndrome?

Can anything else cause renal wasting of potassium and magnesium besides gitelman & bartters syndrome?

Um...YES!!!: Hi. Silly question. OK, maybe you just don't know. Yes, there are MANY reasons for renal wasting of potassium besides Bartter's and the subset, Gitelman's syndromes. Do you have high blood pressure? No place to guess. See an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Very Unnerving...: Most definitely, damage to a nerve supplying a muscles will cause the muscle to show varying degrees of degeneration. Several examples could include polio, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig's disease and traumatic severing of the nerve. ...Read more

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Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Tetracycle musclegai: I know of now evidence to support the concept that tetracycline will negatively affect muscles gains. ...Read more

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Gluteal wasting and unintentional weight loss. Is there a connection?

Gluteal wasting and unintentional weight loss. Is there a connection?

Unintentional weight: This could be serious.Muscle wasting together with unintentional weight loss could indicate cancer.Immediate visit to your family doctor is required for further investigation! ...Read more

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Do muscle twitches indicate potassium problems?

Do muscle twitches indicate potassium problems?

Could but many other: Potassium is only one of the many salts in the blood that can be related to muscle twitching. There are neurologic illnesses than can cause it as well as psychological reasons. See a doctor if you are concern or it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Not likely: The real question is could there be a relationship between low calcium and weight gain. Ie is something causing both ...Read more

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Does muscle wasting start rapidly after nerve compression?

Does muscle wasting start rapidly after nerve compression?

Not first symptom: In the example of carpal tunnel which is compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, the first symptoms are usually sensory with numbness, tingling and paraesthesias. As the compression you will start to get motor or muscle changes typically affecting the thenar muscles whereby you may start to drop more small objects and develop atriophy. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

Symptom? : Without a good history one cannot be sure of the cause an L4 lesion, say a disc can cause it as well as conditions such as diabetic amyotrophy. ...Read more

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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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Was diagnosed with PLS with myopathy in2012. I have some muscle wasting with increased muscle tone. Why do I have increased tone with muscle wasting?

PLS: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a rare neuromuscular disease with slowly progressive weakness in voluntary muscle movement. PLS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. PLS affects the upper motor neurons in the arms, legs, and face. Symptoms include weakness, muscle stiffness and spasticity, clumsiness, slowing of movement, and problems with balance and speech. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

That depends: Building muscle increases weight but higher muscle mass can increase metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Can protein shakes help weight loss, or just bulking?

Can protein shakes help weight loss, or just bulking?

Muscle building: Muscle are composed of protein, so when stimulating muscle growth through weight lifting, it is essential to have protein in your diet. This can be real food, or supplements. Protein shakes can be meal replacements as well. Weight loss is from decreasing your caloric consumption. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency do people with progressive bulbar palsy have?

What vitamin deficiency do people with progressive bulbar palsy have?

Not a vitamin issue: Progressive bulbar palsy is a variant of als, and accounts for 1-2 % of all motor neuron disease cases. Has no known causation in most cases, but can be familial, and may be associated with the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Do carbs or protein build muscle?

Do carbs or protein build muscle?

Building Muscle: If you are trying to build muscle then you need protein. Most people consume too much carbs. Also you are much better off having 5 meals a day then 3 meals. I supplement between the three main meals with a zero carb protein shake. It provides the carbs and keeps your body fueled. You need at least one gram of protein per body pound per day to maintain and build muscle mass. ...Read more

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What is the relationship btw metabolic acidosis and muscle wasting?

What is the relationship btw metabolic acidosis and muscle wasting?

Lactate: Metabolic acidosis can be caused by a number of things. Elevated lactate levels from tissues that are poorly perfused with oxygen or nutrients can cause metabolic acidosis. Therefore, a possible relationship would be muscle wasting causing high lactate levels producing a metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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What are protein powder for muscle gain or weight loss?

What are protein powder for muscle gain or weight loss?

Both junk: Obviously you can't have it both ways. The protein is broken down in your stomach and metabolized for calories. It's a waste of money and won't help with either weight gain or loss. Save your money and spend it on quality nutrition and exercise -- they actually work for both gain or loss if done properly. Get your protein from your diet. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Will Moorehead
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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