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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
Muscle reflexes: It means that your muscle reflexes are more pronounced than what is considered normal. Your doctor will determine whether or not you have hyperreflexia by using a rubber hammer to tap on your elbow, arm, knees and ankles and check for muscle contraction or resulting movement. If these muscle jerks are stronger than normal, or if they occur with only a soft tap, this would be considered hyperreflex. ...Read more
Overactive: An over active parathyroid gland, or hyperparathyroidism, can cause weak bones, broken bones, kidney stones, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and anxiety. A normal parathyroid gland is about the size of a grain of rice or a pea. An abnormal gland is about the size of an olive. They are nearly impossible to feel on normal examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"gastrografin": This is a contrast material and has calcium in it, which "tastes chalky", but may have some light flavoring to counteract the chalky taste. It is used to outline the stomach and intestinal lining with x-rays of the area to determine ulcers or other abnormalities. It is white or light pink in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Neck weakness can be a laxity of neck muscles and difficulty w/ holding up or turning head. Possible causes include: •motor neuron disease, guillian barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, hyperparathyroidism, carnitine deficiency, myotonic dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, trauma or injury or pinched nerve...To list a few. ...Read more
Widespread pain: Fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome of persistent waxing/waning widespread pain, stiffness, fatigue, nonrestful sleep, and some cases with cognitive difficulty. Often having symptoms of anxiety/derepssion and some impairment of daily activities due to pain and fatigue etc... It typically presents in young or middle aged women, but this is seen in men too... See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a massage help with myoclonus? What does it mean exactly about the muscle? Are they tense or weak? Please help dr.
Go get evaluation: If you really have myoclonus, it has to be evaluated. It is not the muscles that is a concern but rather the nerves that control those muscle movements starting from the spine to the brain. It is hard to make a diagnosis without proper exam and observation. Focal seizures can cause such activities and have to be evaluated as well. Good luck. ...Read more
Red, swollen or none: 2 kinds of phlebitis deep and superficial. Deep phlebitis (DVT) usually presents with swelling, pain and tenderness of whole leg or calf. Superficial phlebitis is a local pain, redness and tenderness on the surface of the skin around a noticeable vein. Dvts can lead to serious complications even death. Some DVT have no symptoms. For both you should see a doctor, vein special prefered ; get treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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