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251 Possible Causes for Falling, Mild Facial Muscle Weakness

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    […] findings in some affected individuals: Arched palate Hyperextensible joints Sluggish deep-tendon reflexes Mild facial-muscle weakness Hypotonic skeletal muscles Findings[] BACKGROUND: One-third of older adults fall each year.[] The 92 droxidopa patients reported 308 falls, and the 105 placebo patients reported 908 falls.[]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    The patient presented with mild facial weakness, humeral poly-hill sign, scapular winging, peroneal weakness, drop foot, pes cavus, and myoclonic epilepsy.[] However, the role of gaming systems in fall risk reduction was not explored.[] Falls. Weakness and loss of sensation may be associated with lack of balance and falling.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms include frequent falling, difficulty in climbing, and a waddling gait. Get unlimited access to all of Britannica’s trusted content.[] Mild involvement of the facial musculature (particularly of the orbicularis oculi and oris muscles) is often present.[] The Duchenne MD is the most common form and the symptoms include: Unsteady gait Frequent falls Difficulty in getting up from resting position Difficulty in carrying out activities[]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    Many patients say they have balance problems and fall easily, as the muscles cannot compensate for an off-balanced posture.[] Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[] There is early weakness and atrophy of forearms and quadriceps and a third of patients also have mild facial weakness.[]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    ., shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles), clinodactyly, and evidence of mild but generalized muscle weakness.[] A 15-year-7 month old Caucasian male presented with lower extremity weakness, frequent falls and abnormal fat distribution occurring over the previous 1 year.[] […] test and postural stability with a battery comprising the modified Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance, the Berg Balance Scale, the Dynamic Gait Index, the Fall[]

  • Cataplexy

    For a time things were fine, but then we started noticing that I was having episodes of falling, especially when I would laugh or get upset.[] Mild forms of cataplexy may only cause sagging of the facial muscles, slurred speech, and weakness in the knees or the patient’s arms to drop to the sides.[] Others experience sleep paralysis and are unable to move or speak right before falling asleep or right after waking up.[]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Symptoms and signs of MS are extremely variable and range from mild to severe, and may include: Problems with balance when walking Hearing loss Facial pain Weakness Muscle[] […] infectious factors recent research suggests a T-cell mediated autoimmune mechanism Associated conditions orthopaedic increased fracture risk relating to increased risk of falling[] BRAVO results were presented last fall at the 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and American Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS[]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    Five days into his hospitalization, he remained a fall risk, continued to display dysmetria on the finger-to-nose test, and still complained of visual hallucinations.[] 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[] […] than falling in a heap![]

  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition that is associated with intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy.[] Impact on live birth rates may be minimal in settings where termination rates fall. Population-based studies are required to determine the true impact. 2017 The Authors.[] Beaver Falls, PA 15010 724-773-6851 Children's Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot 118 East 2nd Street W1150 Erie, PA 16507 814[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Atrophy and weakness of facial muscles, ptosis, and frontal baldness produce a characteristic facial appearance.[] […] nine hole peg test (r 0.602*) and (2) measures of disease severity/burden, such as MIRS (r 0.718*), MDHI (r 0.483*), and DM1-Activ (r -0.749*) (*p KEYWORDS: Balance; DM1; Falls[] Remove loose carpeting from the floor to reduce your risk for a fall. Use chairs with side arms and hard cushions to make it easier to get up or out of a chair.[]

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