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Muscle (Definition)

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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Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?

Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?

Depression wt loss: Yes, anxiety can cause a variety of symptoms including twitching (not twerking), and depression can lead to weight loss as there are appetite changes and you just don't feeling hungry. ...Read more

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Who do I need to see for involuntary muscle twitching in my hips? Only when i sit or lie down.

Int Med or Neurology: This does not, at first thought, sound like a surgical problem to me. I would consider seeing an internal medicine physician to confirm your overall well-being and then perhaps consider a neurologist if necessary. ...Read more

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How do you stop yourself from involuntary muscle twitching fasciculations?

How do you stop yourself from involuntary muscle twitching fasciculations?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more

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Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy? How to tell the two twitches apart?

Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy?  How to tell the two twitches apart?

Yes: Eyelid twich is myokymia and does not cause the vision to shake. Some acquired extraocular muscle twitches can cause oscillopsia where the vision jiggles. If it persists more than three months you would need a systemic work up. Meanwhile try to get more rest and decrease caffeine intake. ...Read more

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Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS , MS or something bad.

Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS , MS or something bad.

Fasciculations: This is quite common and nobody understands it. If everything else is good, relax. This is not how either illness presents. You may read up on "benign fasciculation syndrome" if you want. ...Read more

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Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people have at one time or another. It may be associated with diseases of the motor neuron, such as als. If persisting would have evaluated to a degree that it is concerning would have a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching common when you drink a lot of caffeine? I have been drinking a lot of caffeine and on topamax (topiramate). It's all over my body for week.

Is muscle twitching common when you drink a lot of caffeine? I have been drinking a lot of caffeine and on topamax (topiramate). It's all over my body for week.

Yes: A muscle twitch is an small local involuntary contraction of muscle. It's usually not a symptom of a serious illness. Excessive caffine intake can cause muscle twitching. Other causes are: occuring after muscular exertion, tension or anxiety and magnesium deficiency. Twitching associated with muscle weakness indicates a motor neuron disease. For more information see: http:/bit.ly/1rBtxRu ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more