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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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Could cardio-myopathy (heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Could cardio-myopathy (heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Absolutely: Your heart is a pump that never stops. It pumps blood filled with nutrients and oxygen to your cells so that they may do their job. If your pump isn't working correctly then you entire body suffers. Think of your car not getting enough gas, how does it act?
Good luck, ask your doctor about home or portable oxygen treatment. ...Read more

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Does a slight thickened left heart muscle cause weakness, pounding heart and fatigue?

Does a slight thickened left heart muscle cause weakness, pounding heart and fatigue?

LVH: In general a 'slightly thickened' heart muscle would not alone cause symptoms. Having said that, there usually would be a cause for the thickening and so symptoms would be possible related to the cause added to the thickening. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause rapid heart rate when standing, over 100 bpm, and muscle weakness? I've been experiencing this for a month. Docs can't find anything

Can anxiety cause rapid heart rate when standing, over 100 bpm, and muscle weakness? I've been experiencing this for a month. Docs can't find anything

Yes: Yes, anxiety can cause these symptoms. I'd recommend treating your anxiety as aggressively as possible with medication and psychotherapy, and then seeing if these symptoms decrease. I see that you're taking birth control pills. Sometimes birth control pills can contribute to anxiety as well. You may want to discuss this possibility with your physician. ...Read more

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Bed ridden for 3 weeks because of a virus and I am still weak and my heart rate goes very high upon standing. I also lost all my muscle. What do I do?

Bed ridden for 3 weeks because of a virus and I am still weak and my heart rate goes very high upon standing. I also lost all my muscle. What do I do?

Deconditioned.: There is a theory that what you built from working out in one 7 days, you lose in one day of immobility. You are just deconditioned that you would need to build slowly and don't force things too fast. Your heart will slowly take it too. Decreased muscle tones decrease blood return when upright that the heart has to accommodate. Just take it slow. ...Read more

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Very weak muscles and heart beat 115 when up for a month. My doctor doesn't know what do do! I don't know what to do!

Very weak muscles and heart beat 115 when up for a month. My doctor doesn't know what do do! I don't know what to do!

Weak /rapid h-beat: May be side effects of your medications. May need to see another doctor for consultation and another opinion. ...Read more

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Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if I try to do much?

Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if I try to do much?

Med: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause tiredness, weakness. Diazepam can do too. Shakiness could be the symptom of anxiety or if you've not taken diazepam for a while and going through withdrawal. Skipped heart beat - not sure. ...Read more

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For three months I have had irregular pd. Today I have bad bout of nausea, I feel weak, have muscle aches, heart races when stand, hands shake.?

For three months I have had irregular pd. Today I have bad bout of nausea, I feel weak, have muscle aches, heart races when stand, hands shake.?

Fibromyalgia?: Late teenager w. myalgias, tachycardia upon standing, nauseousness, "breathlessness, chest pain & anxiety" needs a thorough medical evaluation to rule out systemic disorders. Myalgias point to fibromyalgia; consideration if there are no specific findings. Then see Rheumatologist & read my writings at Quora. Com about fibromyalgia. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, P.O.T.S., is a concern. ...Read more

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22 years old, Sometimes I feel my left arm is weak and lifeless. Doctor said it could be tense muscles. Could this be heart attack or stroke?

22 years old, Sometimes I feel my left arm is weak and lifeless. Doctor said it could be tense muscles. Could this be heart attack or stroke?

Left arm weak: At 22 doubt it is heart attack or stroke, may be musculoskeletal, cervical disc disease rare but possible, or thoracic outlet syndrome or even TMJ. Would check for lyme as well. Rarely could be MS would follow up with neurologist. ...Read more

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Could muscle weakness and rapid heart rate when standing up and out and about be due to adrenal fatigue? I've been feeling this way for a month.

Could muscle weakness and rapid heart rate when standing up and out and about be due to adrenal fatigue? I've been feeling this way for a month.

Unlikely: Adrenal deficiencies are very uncommon. More benign causes are more likely. You could have low blood pressure and positional rise in your heart rate could be connected to that - the heart is trying to make up for a positional drop in blood pressure. This is called orthostasis. Also make sure you are well hydrated. Viral syndromes - usually benign and self limited - can cause a sense of weakness. ...Read more

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Hello I have been having problems with sleeping, peeing a lot lately, lots of fatigue, muscle weakness, heart racing, chest pains, shakiness, pain in back sides and a burning sensation there too??

Hello I have been having problems with sleeping, peeing a lot lately, lots of fatigue, muscle weakness, heart racing, chest pains, shakiness, pain in back sides and a burning sensation there too??

Need to see doc: Are you under stress? Some of your symptoms sound to be related possibly to non physical conditions. Suggest see an internal medicine physician for a physical and review of medical history and exam. ...Read more

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Rx 325mg FeSO4. Why w/Hb Hct &RBC WNL? (Low lymph MPV&MCHC/High SEG&abs neut/WBC WNL). Fatigue muscle-weak short-breath heart palps. Need further lab?

Rx 325mg FeSO4. Why w/Hb Hct &RBC WNL? (Low lymph MPV&MCHC/High SEG&abs neut/WBC WNL). Fatigue muscle-weak short-breath heart palps. Need further lab?

Get 2nd opinion: It is unusual to have iron deficiency with a normal RBC. Whatever it is, it not the iron deficiency which is causing your weakness, SOB, and palpitation. Suggest that you consult an internist. ...Read more

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Muscle spasm in chest near heart, weakness & fatigue in legs, brain fog & headache. Vision seems worse recently. Also have right side & back pain.

Muscle spasm in chest near heart, weakness & fatigue in legs, brain fog & headache. Vision seems worse recently. Also have right side & back pain.

Get an exam: If you are having significant acute (new) chest pain or your vision change is sudden, I would advise you be seen in an ER now. Otherwise, the assorted symptoms you are describing could have many causes and I would strongly recommend that you make an appointment today for an evaluation with your physician. They can do appropriate testing and determine the cause (s). ...Read more

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I get sudden urges to tense up my muscles and this causes my heart rate to sky rocket, why do I do this?

I get sudden urges to tense up my muscles and this causes my heart rate to sky rocket, why do I do this?

Stress: I would ask your physician to recommend a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in stress management. Your physician may want to perform a physical examination first to assure that your symptoms are not due to a medical problem. In the meantime avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine products. ...Read more

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Yesterday felt like my heart was fluttering today felt like heart was having muscle spasms what are some of the possibilities that can cause this?

Yesterday felt like my heart was fluttering today felt like heart was having muscle spasms what are some of the possibilities that can cause this?

Palpitations: Palpitations are not uncommon and occasionally you may feel a sensation like a vigorous squeeze of the heart that you may be referring to as a "spasm." In most cases, these palpitations are benign however if you have not yet discussed this with your doctor, it is important to get a check-up. Try eliminating caffeine from your diet to see if this has an effect. If you're dizzy, SOB etc. Go to ER ...Read more

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What can cause heart muscles to harden? And can this cause shortness of breath?

What can cause heart muscles to harden? And can this cause shortness of breath?

Hypertension: High blood pressure is the most common cause, but there are others. A stiffer heart may still be an excellent pump, but because it doesn't relax as well it transfers a higher pressure to the lungs, which can make you short of breath. This is called diastolic dysfunction. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood levels of myoglobin other than damage to skeletal muscle or heart muscle?

What can cause high blood levels of myoglobin other than damage to skeletal muscle or heart muscle?

Mostly Muscle Relate: But can have other indirect causes such a low potassium, Fever, with sepsis, trauma, blood clots to the lungs or in the vessels, certain drugs and snake bites to name a few. ...Read more

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