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What Does Muscle Wasting Look Like
Weak: Atrophy (muscle wasting) is often sneaky and painless. The wasted muscle feels weak, and often 'untrustworthy'. A knee may buckle if the quad is atrophied, or grip may fail and cause dropping of objects with hand atrophy. Sometimes patients feel an aching due to fatigue, or even trembling. In some cases, twitching or spasms can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No simple answer:
There are quite a few diseases that fall into the muscle wasting or atrophy category. They have different causes and as such, different treatments. Some can be successfully treated with exercise and medication, some cannot. The best advice is to seek out a specialist and find out what your treatment options are.
Good luck. ...Read more
Atrophy: Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy is a similar term. ...Read more
Yes.: But not without stopping the drugs.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Loss of muscle mass: Patients that have conditions that can cause progressive muscle wasting are typically neurologic which are associated with a decrease in muscle mass leading to progressive weakness which can cause many different symptoms based on the muscle or muscles affected ...Read more
Ask doctor why?: Muscle wasting is seen with neurological problems, lack of exercise, aging, and when it is symptomatic, evaluation should be completed. When your doctor suggested that to you, the next question you should ask, "why doctor?". ...Read more
What do you suggest if my LDL is 167 and cholesterol is 247 can't take statis causes muscle wasting.?
Statin intolerance: Hi. If you can't tolerate any dose of a statin, that's a bummer, but it happens. Alternatives you could use include colesevelam and ezetimibe. New drugs will soon be out that you could also use (PCSK-9 inhibitors). But at least for now, get on colesevelam and ezetimibe to get that LDL controlled. Good luck. ...Read more
THE MUSCLES AROUND: The joint can be rehab'd, hope it goes well for you. It will take a lot of effort but of course it is worth it. ...Read more
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
My LDL is 167 and cholesterol is 247. I can't take statins because they cause muscle wasting. Alternatives?
Diet and exercise: There are several non-statin medications that can improve cholesterol numbers, but the majority of evidence suggests that statins are the only agents that actually prevent things like heart attacks and strokes. The most beneficial thing that you can do is to live a healthy lifestyle-healthy eating, regular aerobic exercise, and not smoking. ...Read more
Could over usage of doxycylcine and rocifin for a period of several years cause nerve damage like Polyneuropathy leading to muscle wasting in my calf?
Discuss with you doc: you should discuss this with you doctor, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more