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What are the causes of spastic movements?

What are the causes of spastic movements?

HYPERTONICITY: Hyper tonic movements may be considered as extrpyramidal signs which means a disorder of the basal ganglia which are a structure in the brain controlling the muscle functions, usually Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter responsible for that. Parkinson disease is one of that disorder which caused by depletion of Dopamine in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more


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What are the causes of spastic quadriplegia?

What are the causes of spastic quadriplegia?

Cerebral palsy: Quadreplegic cerebral palsy is the most common type, it is a static brain injury due to a sigifican injury to the brain like hypoxia and trauma, the most common cause in early life is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy which occurred pernatally, around the time of delivery, exam showed increased muscle tone and brisk reflexes also with microcephaly and developmental delay. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dystonia?

What are the causes of dystonia?

Unclear.: We do not understand the causes of dystonias at a mechanistic level. We do divide dystonias into two types: primary and secondary. In primary dystonia there is likely a genetic predisposition with an environmental trigger. Secondary dystonias are caused by trauma, brain disease or certain medications such as neuroleptics (major tranquilizers). ...Read more

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What are the typical causes of painful bowel movements?

What are the typical causes of painful bowel movements?

Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and rectal cancer the pain can vary from slight to extreme depending on how advance the condition is some other causes are crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spasmodic torticollis?

What are the causes of spasmodic torticollis?

Unknown: Spasmodic torticollis is a focal dystonia ( like blepharospasm and writer, s cramp) in which neck cannot be kept straight and is turned to one side. The cause of focal dystonia, s is not clear and even though some psychogenic factors seem to play a part in the start of some of these symptoms we do not know why or how the process continues. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

Many: There are many causes of incontinence, or loss of control of bowel function. Neurologic injury, such as spinal trauma; neurologic disease such as ms; injury to the sphincer muscle by surgery or even childbirth can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tourette?

What are the causes of tourette?

Not known: Tourette syndrome is a neurologic disorder of unknown etiology. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constipation?

What are the causes of constipation?

Several: Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber. Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

Hernia tumor adhesio: Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia. Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bv?

What are the causes of bv?

Vaginal Bacteria: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common cause of vaginitis in women after puberty. The infection usually results from an overgrowth of a variety of organisms found in the vagina, like gardnerella, genital mycoplasmas or other anaerobic bacteria. It is not an std. It is best to see your doctor for evaluation to make the correct diagnosis and provide treatment with the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bv?

What are the causes of bv?

Bacterial vaginosis…: Occurs when the normal balance of "good" bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria (which are there, but in fewer numbers). Actual cause is poorly understood: may be link to multiple partners, douching, failure to complete meds given for previous episode. Bv increases risk for other std's & pid. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of leg fasciculations?

What are some of the causes of leg fasciculations?

Nerves: True fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of single muscle fibers. This is due to nerve damage. The nerve can be damaged anywhere between the spinal cord and the motor end-plate where the nerve fiber contacts the muscle fiber. There are lots of causes, such as poisons, trauma, inflammatory diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurodegenerative diseases. Note cramps are not fasciculations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel infection?

Antibiotics: Some bacteria is always in the bowels. At times, the natural balance is upset and you get an infection. Antibiotics are a common culprit. Probiotics, like those in real yogurt are helpful to some people. ...Read more

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What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of voluntary nystagmus?

What are the symptoms of voluntary nystagmus?

Eye shaking: This is an eye oscillation done under voluntary control by the individual. It is usually done by concentrating at near with conversence of the eyes. Since it is voluntary, it can be controlled. ...Read more

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What are the causes of laryngoplegia?

What are the causes of laryngoplegia?

Laryngoplegia:: Most common causes of Laryngoplegia: Tumors Inflammation or Infections: Collagen Vascular Disease Lyme Disease Mononucleosis ...Read more