What to do about muscle weakness?

Find out why. Is it a problem with nerve, muscle, neuromuscular junction, medication rxtn, a progressive problem with the spine, a thyroid disorder, a vitamin deficiency, etc? Have your doctor examine you and get some testing. Find out why!

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness?

Clinical, perceived. Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

Hemiparesis. Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis. Read more...

Can anyone tell me what causes extreme muscle weakness & pinching pains all over your body?

I could possibly. Generate a very large list of medical conditions that may lead to these types of symptoms. It is best to speak with your doctor and start with a basic work up first. That will help eliminate items from that list. Read more...

What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

Many. The workup would start with metabolic tests, thyroid function tests, serum chemistries, blood counts, and could progress to electromyograms, nerve conduction tests, and also muscle biopsy. Read more...

Why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Dysfunction. It interferes with the muscles ability to contract because it alters the electrolyte balance across the muscle memberane. You have to have the right balance of potassium and other electrolytes for the contractile elements of the muscle to be able to contract which is what gives you movement and strength. Read more...

Does a elevated MCV cause muscle weakness.?

MCV and anemia. Mcv or mean corpuscular volume is a measure of red blood cell volume. We use MCV to differentiate types of anemia- low volume ( microcytic), normal ( normocytic), high volume (macrocytic) anemia. Factors like vitamin deficiency, thyroid/ liver problems, drugs, bone marrow insufficiency, hemolysis can cause macrocytic anemia. Anemia can cause fatigue & muscle weakness when it is significant. D/w md. Read more...
In short. The short answer is no. The elevated MCV needs to be looked at along other parameters of CBC and could reflect B12 deficiency or folate (folic acid) deficiency and mds. Read more...