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36 Possible Causes for Fainting Spells, Mild Facial Muscle Weakness

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    This is different from a syncope caused by cardiac problems because there are known triggers for the fainting spell (standing, heat, emotion ) and identifiable prodromal symptoms[en.wikipedia.org] […] findings in some affected individuals: Arched palate Hyperextensible joints Sluggish deep-tendon reflexes Mild facial-muscle weakness Hypotonic skeletal muscles Findings[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Water ingestion - -drinking 16 oz of water over 5 minutes can prevent a fainting spell (Lu et al, 2003)..[dizziness-and-balance.com]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    The patient presented with mild facial weakness, humeral poly-hill sign, scapular winging, peroneal weakness, drop foot, pes cavus, and myoclonic epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The muscle and nerve biopsy revealed broadly fiber Type II grouping atrophy and myelinated nerve fibers that significantly decreased with thin myelinated fibers and onion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dopamine Beta-Hydroxylase Deficiency

    There is treatment in the form of synthetic norepinephrine, which can help reduce low blood pressure, dizziness, fainting spells, and other symptoms associated with the orthostatic[patientworthy.com] […] findings in some affected individuals: Arched palate Hyperextensible joints Sluggish deep-tendon reflexes Mild facial-muscle weakness Hypotonic skeletal muscles Findings[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] physical examination (including neurologic exam) that typically reveal the following: Intact sweating consistent with intact sympathetic cholinergic function Skeletal and muscle[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    […] sensory symptoms or signs Cranial nerve involvement, especially bilateral weakness of facial muscles Recovery beginning two to four weeks after progression ceases Autonomic[aafp.org] […] sensory symptoms or signs Cranial nerve involvement, especially bilateral weakness of facial muscles Autonomic dysfunction Pain (often present) High concentration of protein[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Progressive weakness in both arms and legs Areflexia Features strongly supporting diagnosis Progression of symptoms over days, up to four weeks Relative symmetry of symptoms Mild[aafp.org]

  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Type 1

    Experience mild weakness in their facial muscles. Weakness begins in the upper arm and lower leg muscles.[disabled-world.com] There was proximal weakness in both upper and lower extremities. There was also mild weakness of ankle dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.[omicsonline.org] Characterized by weakness of facial, shoulder, and upper arm muscles. Impaired ability to close eyes, move the lips, and raise arms overhead may occur.[physio-pedia.com]

  • Sneddon's Syndrome

    Neurological examination in case 1 revealed mild weakness in facial and neck muscles. Cold induced muscle stiffness and weakness were present.[yoran.office.ehime-u.ac.jp]

  • Brain Compression

    Less commonly, muscle weakness occurs in specific patterns—for example, involving only the facial, shoulder, or calf muscles—and the progress of the disease is much slower[britannica.com] weakness and secondary skeletal deformities such as scoliosis (rotation of the spine).[britannica.com] […] symptoms of muscle atrophy and weakness progress more slowly if the disease begins at a later age (5 to 15 years); at later ages the disease may also pass, leaving only chronic mild[britannica.com]

  • Periodic Paralysis

    The severity of the episode may vary from mild weakness to severe generalized paralysis. The facial, respiratory and sphincter muscles are generally spared.[rarediseasesnetwork.org] If those with HypoKPP feel weakness coming on, mild exercise may stave off the full-blown attack of weakness; however this is not always successful.[rarediseasesnetwork.org]

  • X-linked Parkinsonism-Spasticity Syndrome

    If the disorder is untreated, and particularly if you have other heart conditions, you may experience: Fainting spells Fast heartbeats Rarely, sudden death Nov. 13, 2019[mayoclinic.org] Less commonly, muscle weakness occurs in specific patterns—for example, involving only the facial, shoulder, or calf muscles—and the progress of the disease is much slower[britannica.com] weakness and secondary skeletal deformities such as scoliosis (rotation of the spine).[britannica.com]

  • Coxa Valga

    Symptoms you may have are: Fainting spells during activity Chest discomfort, usually in the front of the chest Chest pain Swelling of the feet or ankles Symptoms of lung disorders[medlineplus.gov] Less common features are mild facial dysmorphism (high anterior hair line, broad forehead, smooth philtrum, thin upper vermilion border), generalized muscle weakness, psoriasis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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